Definition of Sinhalese noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌsɪnhəˈliːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪnhəˈliːz//
    ; BrE BrE//ˌsɪnəhəˈliːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪnəhəˈliːz//
    (pl. Sinhalese) Languages
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  1. 1[countable] a member of a race of people living in Sri Lanka
  2. 2[uncountable] the language of the Sinhalese See related entries: Languages
  3. Word Originfrom Sanskrit Siṅhala ‘Sri Lanka’ + -ese.

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