Definition of Sinitic in English:


Syllabification: Si·nit·ic
Pronunciation: /siˈnitik


  • Of, relating to, or denoting the division of the Sino-Tibetan language family that includes the many forms of spoken Chinese.
    More example sentences
    • Not to do so will only lead to costly inefficiency for all users of Sinitic language materials.
    • Among Sinitic languages, there are at least seven or eight major branches that are mutually unintelligible.
    • One of the unique features of the Sinitic languages is the quality of sound used to designate differences in meanings between words or syllables.

More definitions of Sinitic

Definition of Sinitic in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea