Definition of Cretan in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkrētn/ /ˈkritn/

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  • Relating to or characteristic of the Greek island of Crete or its inhabitants.

    ‘ancient Cretan pottery’
    • ‘It was going to be another beautiful Cretan day.’
    • ‘There is nothing I like more than to enjoy Greek salad with local Cretan wine by the small canal which separates the bay from the rest of the world.’
    • ‘The cuisine at the hotel is pure Cretan and all homemade.’
    • ‘Cretan music has a long tradition and is played on a fixed-instrumentation lyra and two lutes.’
    • ‘There are many unspoiled Cretan villages where property prices are still exceedingly low.’


  • A native or inhabitant of the Greek island of Crete.

    ‘on the road he meets a Cretan’
    • ‘My father was Greek, a Cretan, though he left Crete young.’
    • ‘It was three years since I had last stayed with Lambros, but Cretans don't forget their friends.’
    • ‘The Cretans almost always give you a drink on the house at the start or end of a meal.’
    • ‘Is it salmon, not sardines, that keeps those famously long-lived Cretans healthy?’
    • ‘The early Cretans were Indo-European in race, language and culture.’