Definition of Northumbrian in English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of Northumbria in north-eastern England or its inhabitants.

    ‘Northumbrian folk traditions’
    • ‘Bunting's long poem "Briggflatts" has meant the world to me, not least hearing him read it aloud in a Northumbrian accent.’
    • ‘'Northumbrian by birth, with Scottish parents' is how he described himself in one article.’
    • ‘The sweet sound of the Northumbrian pipes greeted us as we climbed the stairs.’
    • ‘He had eaten celeriac and Northumbrian smoked cheese followed by a fillet of Cowell Peninsula salmon.’
    • ‘Direct trade in grain to foreign ports was never very significant for Northumbrian farmers.’


  • A native or inhabitant of Northumbria in north-eastern England.

    ‘thousands of Northumbrians are celebrating their culture and history’
    • ‘At the end of the second race it was the Northumbrians who led the way.’
    • ‘A monument to the native Northumbrian overlooks the Tyne.’
    • ‘Despite his disappointment, the amiable Northumbrian is not bitter about the end of his Burnley career.’
    • ‘The Northumbrians managed a 3-3 draw but remain in the bottom six with a negative goal difference.’
    • ‘So it's Cumbrians and Northumbrians making the most vibrant, excitingly modern music around in Britain right now.’