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



    noun [uncountable] Languages
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  1. 1
    BrE BrE//ˈɡælɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡælɪk//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈɡeɪlɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡeɪlɪk//
    the Celtic language of Scotland compare Scots See related entries: Languages
  2. 2
    BrE BrE//ˈɡeɪlɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡeɪlɪk//
    (also Irish Gaelic) the Celtic language of Ireland compare Irish See related entries: Languages
  3. compare Erse
    Culture In Scotland Scottish Gaelic is spoken by around 1 per cent of the population, mainly in the Highlands and on the west coast. Many more people speak Irish (also called Irish Gaelic), which is taught in schools in Ireland as one of the country's two official languages.