Definition of Transylvanian in English:


Pronunciation /ˌtransəlˈvānēən/ /ˌtrænsəlˈveɪniən/ /ˌtranzəlˈvānēən/ /ˌtrænzəlˈveɪniən/


  • Relating to or characteristic of the Romanian region of Transylvania or its inhabitants.

    ‘I expected him to speak with a Transylvanian accent’
    • ‘The Transylvanian Alps in the central region contain the highest peak, Mount Moldoveanu.’
    • ‘The Transylvanian forest is lush and covered with green.’
    • ‘Two years ago he moved from Bucharest to a Transylvanian village to renovate the monastery.’


  • A native or inhabitant of the Romanian region of Transylvania.

    ‘Transylvanians have a strong sense of their distinctness and identity’
    • ‘Transylvanians are experienced in commuting between countries.’
    • ‘Transylvanians are as keen as the foreigners to snap up new-build properties.’
    • ‘They sang carols in German, which is the second language of many Transylvanians.’