Definition of Turkish in English:


Line breaks: Turk|ish
Pronunciation: /ˈtəːkɪʃ


  • 1Relating to Turkey or to the Turks or their language.
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    • The Turkish language, due to Turkey's Islamic heritage, originally used Arabic script.
    • I moved into the English language the way I moved along with the Turkish language.
    • Well, I think the role of Turkey and the Turkish government is fascinating.
  • 1.1 historical Relating to or associated with the Ottoman Empire.
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    • Much of the architecture in Titograd reflects the Turkish influence of the Ottoman Empire.
    • The bridge, built under the Turkish Ottoman empire, was destroyed.


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  • The official language of Turkey, a Turkic language spoken by about 50 million people. It was written in the Arabic script until 1928, when the Roman alphabet was adopted.
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    • He was in his early forties, and not uncultured; he spoke French and Turkish as well as Arabic.
    • During the Ottoman era, Turkish was written in Arabic script, from right to left.
    • Most Muslims in Australia speak Arabic, followed by Turkish, English only, Indonesian or Malay, and Urdu.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody