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Turkic

Syllabification: Tur·kic
Pronunciation: /ˈtərkik
 
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Definition of Turkic in English:

adjective

Of, relating to, or denoting a large group of closely related Altaic languages of western and central Asia, including Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uighur, Uzbek, and Tatar.
Example sentences
  • Central Asia largely speaks Turkic languages.
  • Kyrgyz is a Turkic language, most closely related to Kazak.
  • The Uzbek language belongs to the Turkic family of languages.

noun

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The Turkic languages collectively.
Example sentences
  • Although it has borrowed many words from Arabic, Turkic, Persian, and Russian, Georgian has remained distinctive.
  • Karthli is distinct from Indo-European, Turkic, and Semitic languages.
  • It contains many Turkic, Persian, and Arabic elements.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Turk + -ic.

Words that rhyme with Turkic

synecdochic

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