Definition of Chilean in English:

Chilean

adjective

  • Relating to Chile or its people.

    ‘the Chilean coast’
    ‘a Chilean artist’
    • ‘"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming," wrote the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.’
    • ‘I was in the gorgeous Chilean desert under the bright sun with wild flowers bursting all over the place.’
    • ‘The captain was Chilean.’
    • ‘Toothfish are sold as Chilean sea bass which is popular in high-end restaurants.’
    • ‘It's a very traditional Chilean dessert made with milk and semolina.’
    • ‘The tournament will be staged in eight Chilean cities, from Temuco in the lush, green south to Antofagasta in the Atacama desert.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of Chile.

    ‘a new generation of Chileans will vote for the first time this weekend’
    • ‘Most Chileans (84 percent) reside in urban areas, while the rest live in an increasingly urbanized rural environment.’
    • ‘Chileans live in one of the most earthquake-prone areas of the world.’
    • ‘They scored four at the weekend and the Chilean thinks they are hitting their stride.’
    • ‘This is a day of celebration and national unity in which Chileans enjoy traditional food and folklore-type music and honor the martyrs of independence.’
    • ‘Like the Chileans, Egyptians are patient, but it is an active patience, one that will keep moving toward a better future.’
    • ‘Vera, a Chilean in her thirties, and her husband, Philippe, a Frenchman, own a restaurant and guesthouse at Terra Luna.’

Pronunciation

Chilean

/ˈtʃɪlɪən/