Definition of Aegean in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈjēən/


Relating to the region comprising the Aegean Sea and its coasts and islands.
Example sentences
  • The Aegean region is packed with out-of-the-way places to bike, climb, raft, trek, windsurf, and sea kayak.
  • In the Aegean region, especially, a revolution in tractor usage took place.
  • Grieving their lost companions, Ulysses and his men at long last reached a peaceful Aegean island.


(the Aegean)
The Aegean Sea or its region.
Example sentences
  • On September 23 1942 he took off from an airfield near Alexandria on a solo reconnaissance over the Aegean.
  • With more the 300 days of sunshine Rhodes is the pearl of the Aegean.
  • In 490 he sent a fleet across the Aegean to Marathon.


Early 17th century: via Latin from Greek Aigaios + -ean.

Words that rhyme with Aegean

Actaeon, aeon (US eon), Augean, Behan, Cadmean, Caribbean, Carolean, Chaldean, Cyclopean, empyrean, epicurean, European, Fijian, Galilean, Hasmonean, Hebridean, Herculean, Ian, Jacobean, Kampuchean, Laodicean, lien, Linnaean (US Linnean), Maccabean, Mandaean (US Mandean), Medicean, monogenean, Nabataean (US Nabatean), Orphean, paean, paeon, pean, peon, Periclean, piscean, plebeian, Pyrenean, Pythagorean, Sabaean, Sadducean, Sisyphean, skean, Tanzanian, Tennesseean, Terpsichorean, theodicean, Tyrolean

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Syllabification: Ae·ge·an

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