[uhm-bree-uh n]


of or relating to Umbria, its inhabitants, or their language.


a native or inhabitant of Umbria.
the extinct Italic language of the ancient Umbrians.

Origin of Umbrian

First recorded in 1595–1605; Umbri(a) + -an
Related formsnon-Um·bri·an, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for umbrian

Contemporary Examples of umbrian

  • During that time his father rented out one whole floor of the luxury Brufani Hotel overlooking the Umbrian countryside.

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    Gaddafi's Italian Connection

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    August 27, 2011

  • The picturesque Umbrian hill town of Perugia may have seemed an idyllic setting for cultural and linguistic enhancement.

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    Introducing Angel Face

    Tina Brown

    March 22, 2010

Historical Examples of umbrian

British Dictionary definitions for umbrian



of or relating to Umbria, its inhabitants, their dialect of Italian, or the ancient language once spoken there
of or relating to a Renaissance school of painting that included Raphael


a native or inhabitant of Umbria
an extinct language of ancient S Italy, belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European familySee also Osco-Umbrian
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