Definition of Styrian in US English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of the Austrian state of Styria or its inhabitants.

    ‘a small Styrian village’
    • ‘He plays the accordion and the Styrian traditional harmonica and is a rising star of the European music scene.’
    • ‘Styrian wine is one of best wines in the world.’
    • ‘The track is perched on a hillside in the glorious Styrian mountains.’
    • ‘Once the drivers had enjoyed the view, they stopped off for a snack and sampled some Styrian delicacies.’
    • ‘This means that this oil is made of the most authentic and the purest seeds that belong to the Styrian Region of Austria.’


  • A native or inhabitant of the Austrian state of Styria.

    ‘Styrians have fine swimming pools in most towns and resorts’
    • ‘Although this alphabet was used in Jansenist religious and school books from 1826, it was not accepted by Styrians or Carinthians.’
    • ‘In 1910, this Habsburg crownland was inhabited by roughly one million German-speaking Styrians and 400,000 Slovenes.’
    • ‘Maria Theresa, not wanting to offend the Styrians and respecting their tradition of defending the frontiers, allowed them to keep the armoury.’
    • ‘Franz was a Styrian by birth, and, at the time of the event, he was a young man considerably under thirty.’