Definition of Catalonian in English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of the Spanish region of Catalonia, its people, or its language.

    ‘a monumental 12th-century Catalonian fresco’
    • ‘Most publishing houses in Spain were Catalonian.’
    • ‘My wife wanted to visit Barcelona, and persuaded me to drive to the Catalonian capital for a day trip.’
    • ‘A Catalan parade will kick off an exuberant evening of Catalonian dance, music and fireworks.’
    • ‘The fine arts have played an important role in the Catalonian heritage.’
    • ‘Discover the hidden beaches of the Catalonian coastline.’


  • 1A native or inhabitant of the Spanish region of Catalonia.

    ‘he is bilingual like many Catalonians’
    • ‘Why can't we eat and drink like the civilized French, or Catalonians, or Romans?’
    • ‘Here are a few of the players that could just be joining the Catalonian in the Bundesliga next season.’
    • ‘25% of Spanish tourists who visited Morocco in 2013 are Catalonians, 19% are from Madrid, 12% from Andalusia, and 7% from the Basque Country.’
    • ‘The Oceania champions also play a friendly with Espanyol, just prior to heading to Morocco, a game that means a lot to Tribulietx, a Catalonian.’
    • ‘The Catalonian had introduced a style of football to England now synonymous with Barcelona and the Catalan giants' recent successes.’
  • 2mass noun The language of the Spanish region of Catalonia, also widely spoken in Andorra, the Balearic Islands, and parts of southern France; Catalan.

    ‘my faltering attempts at Catalonian’
    • ‘Wagner's Arthurian librettos were translated into Catalonian by such writers as Ana D' Ax.’
    • ‘The official language in the region, police and Police Academy is Catalonian.’
    • ‘"The sooner the better," said one man, in Catalonian.’
    • ‘if you're trying to do business in Barcelona, speaking Spanish isn't enough: you must speak Catalonian’