Definition of Serbian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəːbɪən/


1 [mass noun] The Southern Slavic language of the Serbs, almost identical to Croatian but written in the Cyrillic alphabet. See Serbo-Croat.
Example sentences
  • Since independence, Croatian and Serbian have been declared separate languages.
  • He reportedly speaks Croatian, Serbian, English, and of course, Russian.
  • The polyglot Pope, at intervals, addressed the crowd in Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, and Polish.
2 another term for Serb.
Example sentences
  • The other recognized minorities are Slovaks, Croatians, Serbians, Romanians, Slovenians, Germans, Greeks, Ukrainians and Armenians.
  • There were Croatians, Serbians, many Romanians and other students.
  • In the instability of post-war Europe displaced Serbians made their way to Bradford and West Yorkshire.


Relating to Serbia, the Serbs, or their language.
Example sentences
  • Finally, it has been acknowledged that this problem must be immediately addressed - either weeks of Serbian pleas have finally gotten through, or press coverage is getting more intense.
  • The highway will stretch for 107 km on Serbian territory, starting from Nis, passing by Klisura and through Bela Palanka and reaching the Bulgarian border via Pirot.
  • The third and final day, Sunday, will focus on Serbian films, including the masterpiece ‘No Man's Land,’ as well as Algerian films.

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