Definition of Parisian in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈrɪzɪən/


Relating to Paris: a Parisian boulevard
More example sentences
  • The Post Office had organised a street party, the weather was fine and, for an hour or two, village street was more like a Parisian boulevard with wine and cheese and accordion music.
  • There's only so much you can do to make any part of Hackney look like a Parisian boulevard, especially just after you've got up.
  • The houses are built stoutly of granite and the mile-long main street is as broad as a Parisian boulevard.


A native or inhabitant of Paris.
Example sentences
  • The usual role assigned to Manet is as the father of impressionism - because of his genius for annoying respectable Parisians and those flashing fencer's brush strokes of his.
  • How would you like to sweep through the centre of Paris with a police motorbike escort stopping the traffic, and the oh-so-cool Parisians lining the pavements to cheer your passing?
  • With Parisians, the less conspicuous you are, the better.


Late Middle English: from French parisien.

Words that rhyme with Parisian

Elysian, Frisian, Tunisian

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Line breaks: Pa¦ris|ian

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