Share this entry

Share this page

Kannada

Syllabification: Kan·na·da
Pronunciation: /ˈkänədə
 
/

Definition of Kannada in English:

noun

A Dravidian language related to Telugu and using a similar script. It is spoken by about 24 million people, mainly in Kanara and Karnataka in southwestern India. Also called Kanarese.
Example sentences
  • Among Indian readers, the largest number of responses came from readers whose first languages were Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu or Kannada.
  • The main languages of the South are: Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Tulu and Malayalam.
  • Anand sings bhajans and other devotional songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi.

adjective

Back to top  
Relating to Kannada and its speakers.
Example sentences
  • These were some of the examples quoted by speakers during a debate on marital relations on a Kannada channel on Wednesday on the occasion of Ugadi.
  • The ‘big’ cinemas in Majestic, over which the resurgent Kannada film industry fought relentless battles, remained.
  • Shivaraj Kumar, eldest son of the Kannada thespian, Rajkumar, took to acting soon after he completed his B. Sc. from Madras University.

Origin

the name in Kannada.

Words that rhyme with Kannada

colanderCanada

Definition of Kannada in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day snarf
Pronunciation: snɑːf
verb
eat or drink quickly or greedily