Definition of Slovak in English:

Slovak

Syllabification: Slo·vak
Pronunciation: /ˈslōväk, -vak
 
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noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Slovakia, or a person of Slovak descent.
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    • The other recognized minorities are Slovaks, Croatians, Serbians, Romanians, Slovenians, Germans, Greeks, Ukrainians and Armenians.
    • My ward was made up of Polish, Ukrainians, Russians, Greeks, Slovaks, Appalachians, Puerto Ricans, blacks.
    • The remaining 3.9 percent is made up of Germans, Slovaks, South Slavs, Gypsies, and Romanians.
  • 2The West Slavic language of Slovakia, closely related to Czech.
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    • She also speaks German and Russian, and as a Czech speaker understands Slovak.
    • In the nineteenth century, Ján Kollár participated in the development of a written form of Slovak that combined the western and central dialects.
    • I speak English, Romanian, Slovak, and some Hungarian, your majesty.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Slovaks or their language.
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    • Hundley, who was in the country on an educational scholarship, was interviewed about the difficulties of learning the Slovak language.
    • Like those of other Eastern European languages, Slovak words feature clusters of consonants; some words have practically no vowels at all.
    • Bourgas police reported that two Slovak citizens were robbed of 600 leva, $100, 200 euro and two mobile phones in their lodging place in Primorsko resort on August 14.

Origin

the name in Slovak, from a Slavic root shared with Slovene and perhaps related to slovo 'word'.

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