Definition of Sephardic in US English:

Sephardic

adjective

  • See Sephardi

    • ‘A large chapter is still unfolding - that dealing with the immigration of hundreds of thousands of Sephardic Jews from North Africa over the past half-century.’
    • ‘In contrast to Ashkenazic cultures and religious life, Sephardic Jewish religious and cultural life developed in concert with the Arab cultures that surrounded it.’
    • ‘Ashkenazi Jews joined the Sephardic organizations in the towns of the interior, being too small in number to create their own organization.’
    • ‘The Sephardic Jews differed from their Ashkenazi brethren in their language, customs, and habits.’
    • ‘There are famous disputes, for example, between Orthodox Jews of Ashkenazi and Sephardic origin over the status of corn and rice on Passover.’

Pronunciation

Sephardic

/səˈfɑrdɪk//səˈfärdik/