Share this entry

Balkans Syllabification: Bal·kans
Pronunciation: /ˈbôlkənz/

Definition of Balkans in English:

1 (also Balkan Mountains) A range of mountains stretching east across Bulgaria from the Serbian frontier to the Black Sea. The highest point is Botev Peak (7,793 feet; 2,375 m).
2The countries occupying the part of southeastern Europe that lies south of the Danube and Sava rivers and forms a peninsula bounded by the Adriatic and Ionian seas in the west, the Aegean and Black seas in the east, and the Mediterranean Sea in the south.



Example sentences
  • It also reaffirmed the principle of nationalism for the Balkan peoples.
  • Brown has extensive experience working in the Balkan region in engineering, sales and marketing.
  • He visited all the Balkan countries, meeting with eminent public figures.

Definition of Balkans in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day exemplum
Pronunciation: iɡˈzempləm
an example or model...