Definition of Baltic in English:

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Baltic

Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːltɪk/
/ˈbɒltɪk/

adjective

1Relating to the Baltic Sea or the region surrounding it.
Example sentences
  • It supports the restoration of a levy on grain imports from the Black Sea and Baltic regions and pledges to resist any further support price cuts.
  • Seven new countries from eastern Europe and the Baltic region, formerly part of the Soviet empire, were given membership tickets.
  • The reason is that Kaliningrad also depends on transit trade through the non-Russian Baltic region.
2Denoting or relating to a branch of the Indo-European family of languages consisting of Lithuanian, Latvian, and Old Prussian.
Example sentences
  • The official language is Lithuanian, one of two remaining languages in the Baltic branch of the Indo-European languages.
  • Latvian, along with Lithuanian, is considered part of the small Baltic language group of the Indo-European family.
  • Latvian belongs to the Baltic group of languages.

noun

1 (the Baltic) The Baltic Sea or the Baltic States.
2 [mass noun] The Baltic languages collectively.
Example sentences
  • But you just can't argue with top-notch Baltic pop-rock like this.
  • If not, do Southern Europeans speak Baltic?
  • Is it true that they all speak Baltic?

Origin

Late 16th century: from medieval Latin Balticus, from late Latin Balthae 'dwellers near the Baltic Sea'.

Words that rhyme with Baltic

basaltic, cobaltic

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Bal¦tic

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