American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the Balkan Peninsula or the Balkan Mountains.
- adj. Of or relating to the Balkan States or their inhabitants.
- n. The Balkan States.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Balkans, a mountain-range crossing Bulgaria from west to east, or to the peninsula embracing European Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Rumania, Servia, and the regions westward to the Adriatic.
- adj. Of or relating to the Balkan Peninsula
- adj. Of or relating to the Balkan Mountains
- adj. Of or relating to the Balkan countries and their inhabitants
- n. an inhabitant of the Balkan Peninsula
- From Turkish balkan ("a wooded mountain chain"). (Wiktionary)
“A very smooth balkan ballad without the exaggerations we have used to from the Balkan entries of the past decade.”
“Before the revolution they did not exist because during the capitalist era our country had no relations with Bulgaria and the only thing we knew about this country was about Bulgaria's sour milk which we called Balkan sour milk.”
“It may not be up to the standards of Safe Area Goražde, but it is nonetheless a fine effort, and certainly would be good reading for anyone thinking of getting involved in Balkan politics these days.”
“During the interwar years, Boris attempted to promote a neutral foreign policy in Balkan affairs, but revisionist politicians sought to restore Bulgaria's lost power.”
“The new kingdom played a critical role in Balkan politics.”
“Hidden under the fields of the corn for the centuries, the ancient city of Viminacium is rightly called Balkan Pompeii.”
“In the First Balkan War, the so-called Balkan League—Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, and Montenegro—defeated the outsider, the Ottoman Empire, but in the second the victorious nations fought one another.”
“We all know that General Hospital's Theo Hoffman Daniel Benzali — aka The Balkan — is a bald-acious badass intent on ruining the upcoming Sonny-Brenda nuptials.”
“Other members of the Little Entente comprised the League's sister organisations in Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland, that is, the Balkan national branches of the International Women's Council.”
“And the discovery came at a time when the White House was already concerned enough to call the Balkan chieftains to a Rome summit -- one more trip to the woodshed with U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke.”
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