Definition of Kannada in US English:

Kannada

noun

  • A Dravidian language related to Telugu and using a similar script, spoken mainly in Karnataka in southwestern India.

    Also called Kanarese
    • ‘Anand sings bhajans and other devotional songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi.’
    • ‘Currently it provides word processing in Hindi and Kannada; other Indian languages are being added.’
    • ‘The same is also true of Kannada, a sister Dravidian language, and to some extent of Arabic.’
    • ‘I have been doing films in Hindi, English, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.’
    • ‘She is fluent in Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi, apart from Tamil and English.’
    • ‘Although Dilip is not able to speak in Kannada, he can read and write in the language well enough.’
    • ‘Among Indian readers, the largest number of responses came from readers whose first languages were Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu or Kannada.’
    • ‘Gondi belongs to the Dravidian family of languages and is related to Tamil and Kannada.’
    • ‘The main languages of the South are: Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Tulu and Malayalam.’
    • ‘Telugu and Kannada had several similarities and their scripts were almost the same, but for some minor differences.’

adjective

  • Relating to the language Kannada.

Origin

The name in Kannada.

Pronunciation

Kannada

/ˈkänədə/