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Balt

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Pronunciation: /bɔːlt
 
, bɒlt
 
/

Definition of Balt in English:

noun

1A speaker of a Baltic language; a Lithuanian or Latvian.
Example sentences
  • Despite large populations of noncitizens, most of whom did not know the local language, there was almost no violence between Balts and Russian-speakers.
  • Song is the soul of the Balts; and their national song festivals feature 30,000-strong choirs.
2A native or inhabitant of one of the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
Example sentences
  • But it also mentioned Stalin's occupation of the Baltic states, his wartime deportations of Balts and others and the contribution made by US lend-lease equipment to the Soviet victory.
  • At different times Stalin conducted mass arrests of Poles, Balts, Chechens, Tartars and on the eve of his death - Jews.
  • Ukrainians and Balts went on strike in the spring of 1953.
2.1 historical A German-speaking inhabitant of any of the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
Example sentences
  • Most of the property belonging to German-speaking Balts, especially the estates, was confiscated.
  • Her father was a diplomat and courtier, her mother a German-speaking Balt.

Origin

late 19th century: from late Latin Balthae 'dwellers near the Baltic Sea'.

Words that rhyme with Balt

assault, exalt, fault, halt, malt, salt, smalt, vault

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