English - Proper Noun
A Romance language primarily spoken in Spain and in the Americas.
- 1873, Frederick Marryat, Mr. Midshipman Easy, page 163'
1928, Otto Jespersen, An International Language, page 48
- Therefore in Novial, as well as in Esp-Ido, we simplify the spelling in all words containing double letters in the national languages, from which the words are taken: pasa (E pass, F passer), efekte, komun (F commun, E common), etc. In this we follow the beautiful example of Spanish, which writes pasar, efecto, común, etc., and even extend it to cases in which Spanish makes a distinction in sound and spelling, as with ll and rr: bel S bello, F belle, koresponda, S corresponder, etc.
- 1995, Hanna Pishwa & Karl Maroldt (editors), The Development of Morphological Systematicity, page 146
- A town in Ontario, Canada
English - Etymology
English - Pronunciation
- enPR: spăn'ĭsh, IPA(key): /ˈspæn.ɪʃ/
- Rhymes: -ænɪʃ
English - Adjective
- Of or pertaining to Spain.
Of or pertaining to the people or culture of Spain.
- 1996, Oscar Zeta Acosta, "From Whence I Came", Oscar "Zeta" Acosta: the uncollected works, page 42
- 2007, Lynette Rohrer Shirk, The Everything Tapas and Small Plates Cookbook, chapter 1
- Of or pertaining to the Spanish language.
English - Noun
- (collective plural) People of Spain, collectively.
- (US, collective in the plural) People of Hispanic origin.