Definition of Caribbean in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkarɪˈbiːən/
Pronunciation: /kəˈrɪbɪən/


(the Caribbean)
The region consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (including the West Indies), and the surrounding coasts.


Relating to the Caribbean.
Example sentences
  • Unlike many Caribbean islands, it has no backpackers' beach huts or village B&Bs.
  • If the bids were rigged, then other countries could get redress in a Caribbean court.
  • For Caribbean music lovers, this May could be both the best and the worst of months.


There are two possible pronunciations of the word Caribbean. The first, more common in British English, puts the stress on the -be-, while the second, found in the US and the Caribbean itself, stresses the -rib-.

Words that rhyme with Caribbean

Actaeon, Aegean, aeon (US eon), Augean, Behan, Cadmean, 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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