Irish - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈaɪrɪʃ|
Brit.  |ˈʌɪrɪʃ|

noun

- people of Ireland or of Irish extraction (syn: irish)
- whiskey made in Ireland chiefly from barley (syn: irish)
- the Celtic language of Ireland (syn: irish)

adjective

- of or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people (syn: irish)

Examples

How many Irish are there in England?

...coworkers enjoying the convivial atmosphere of the Irish pub...

...the bartender in the Irish pub keeps a shillelagh behind the bar just in case there's trouble...

Almost thirty thousand women, Irish and otherwise.

This book is suffused with Shaw's characteristic wry Irish humour.

There's Irish blood on his mother's side.

He is English, but has Irish connections.

The book follows the plight of an orphaned Irish girl who marries into New York society.

They began making overtures to the Irish government.

an English-born man with Irish parentage

All this romance is set against a backdrop of rural Irish life.

Dagda, an ancient Irish deity, literally translates as 'the good god'.

Members of the Irish delegation staged a walk-out.

The city's population is predominantly Irish.

Thousands of people emigrated during the Irish potato famine of 1845-46.

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