Definition of Etrurian in English:

Etrurian

adjective & noun

  • another term for Etruscan
    • ‘The manuscript was the work of the secretary of the college of the Etrurian augurs.’
    • ‘The Chinese have ten previous ages, and the Etrurians and the Mayas all report seven previous worlds, while the Polynesians and Icelanders have nine.’
    • ‘Eight immense pillars supporting the dome are in two shades of yellow Etrurian marble, delicate and unmarked.’
    • ‘He remained there, staring out over the Etrurian hills, where black storm clouds weaved their way in and out of the higher peaks.’
    • ‘The architecture of the Romans owes its origin to their neighbours the Etrurians, who flourished in arts and science many centuries even prior to the European Greeks.’

Pronunciation

Etrurian

/ɪˈtrʊərɪən/