Definition of Balkan in English:

Balkan

adjective

  • Relating to the Balkan Mountains or to the countries occupying the part of SE Europe lying south of the Danube and Sava Rivers:

    ‘films from the Balkan countries’
    ‘a Balkan state’
    • ‘The different regions of Greece have absorbed elements of the music of their Turkish, Balkan, and Italian neighbours, so that it is impossible to speak of a single tradition.’
    • ‘He says the post-war pottery is Balkan in style because the Trojans were keen to align themselves with the people there.’
    • ‘Macedonian food is typically Balkan.’
    • ‘Right now the focus is mixing Balkan music with Latin American, because those two have discovered each other and are going bananas.’
    • ‘The horseshoe-shaped country is in the Balkan peninsula, along the Adriatic coast.’
    • ‘Will the Balkan region become a center for contemporary dance?’
    • ‘She has published extensively on Eastern European and Balkan cinema.’

Pronunciation

Balkan

/ˈbɔːlk(ə)n/