from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to the islands Majorca, Minorca, Iviza, etc., in the Mediterranean sea, called the Balearic islands.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the isles of Majorca, Minorca, Ivica, etc., in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Valencia.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) See Crane.


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  • What they came up with can only be described as a balearic masterpiece, which is why we're thrilled to be able to offer the track exclusively on TLOBF.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • Smile had been the 'balearic' night in Liverpool and although it had a loyal and committed bunch of regulars, it soon became obvious that the real money and power was being invested away from niche scenes into would would become so-called 'superclubs.'

    Word Magazine -

  • They spent the summer of 1987 soaking up the sun and uplifting balearic "anything goes" attitude played by DJ Alfredo, the resident at Ibiza's Amnesia club.

    A summer in Amnesia inspires a generation of DJs

  • Things exploded in July 1988 with the creation of Hot – conceived by Paul Cons and Mike Pickering as a "New York-styled balearic" night.

    Haçienda launches

  • They respond to input from the stylus and sound from the microphone, and with a little experimentation it is possible to produce some oddly affecting music that sounds reminiscent of the serial minimalism of Phillip Glass crossed with some aquatic balearic beats.

    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

  • It's probably worth mentioning that the kings of the current balearic renaissance Air France are big fans too, as they tell us here - that's pretty much all the certification you need, right?

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • A very un-Swedish sounding Swedish record that has more in common with swinging 1960's London and Latin America than the usual balearic tones of Sweden.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • The original has a massive summer balearic feel sounding both modern and truly authentic.

    Dancetracks Digital: New Downloads

  • Soft hues of reverberated vocals, a warm balearic breeze drifting through the drowsy yet danceable rhythms.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • The first CD sees him move from the ambience of Brock Van Wey and balearic house vibes of Gatto Fritto and

    RA News


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  • "... all flying with a steady concentration northwards, presumably to some Balearic swamp."

    --P. O'Brian, The Hundred Days, 163

    March 25, 2008