Australian - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ɔːˈstreɪliən|
Brit.  |ɒˈstreɪlɪən|

noun

- a native or inhabitant of Australia (syn: aussie, australian)
- the Austronesian languages spoken by Australian aborigines (syn: australian)

adjective

- of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants or its languages(syn: australian)

Examples

Australian deserts

Australian aborigines

wild dogs such as the Australian dingo

an Australian who can approximate a strong New York City accent

...the Australian seas are rife with uninhabited isles...

...people who live in the Australian outback tend to be self-sufficient...

Whaling in Australia was stopped. But the Australian government went further (=said or did something more extreme) and proposed a global ban.

She was the first woman to hold the office of Australian state premier.

Schumacher crashed out in practice for the Australian grand prix.

After the first set, the Australian was comfortably on top.

Her voice had a slight Australian twang.

his wanderings through the Australian outback

Word forms

noun
singular: Australian
plural: Australians
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