Definition of Sicilian in US English:

Sicilian

adjective

  • Relating to the Italian island of Sicily or its people.

    ‘a book about Sicilian politics and history’
    • ‘Sicilian food is nothing like the food of Tuscany.’
    • ‘Many of the shots of the picturesque Sicilian coastline are nothing short of breathtaking.’
    • ‘The tablet is made of Sicilian marble, framed in alabaster, and the inscription bears a mosaic border in blue and gold.’
    • ‘His brother is the winemaker at this important Sicilian family winery.’
    • ‘The Sicilian town is perched on a rocky hilltop on the meandering road from Palermo.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of Sicily, or a person of Sicilian descent.

    ‘Sicilians have a variety of traditions’
    • ‘Eventually the Sicilians founded their own parishes, where they could practice their faith as they chose.’
    • ‘In the thirteenth century Sicilians composed the earliest poetry written in Italian at the court of Frederick II.’
    • ‘The Sicilians insisted on a separate parliament.’
    • ‘The Sicilians have their own rules to live by that are very different from urban life in San Francisco.’

Pronunciation

Sicilian

/səˈsilēən//səˈsɪliən/