Definition of Ruritanian in US English:

Ruritanian

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of the imaginary kingdom of Ruritania from the novels of Anthony Hope, especially with reference to romantic adventure and intrigue.

    ‘the voters were unmoved by his Ruritanian grandeur’

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of the imaginary kingdom of Ruritania from the novels of Anthony Hope.

    ‘every Ruritanian knows Duke Michael’
    1. 1.1 An imaginary or hypothetical person.
      ‘I shall play along and call them “Ruritanians”’

Pronunciation

Ruritanian

/rʊrəˈteɪniən//ro͝orəˈtānēən/