Definition of oriental adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɔːriˈentl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːriˈentl//
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connected with or typical of the eastern part of the world, especially China and Japan, and the people who live there oriental languages She looks slightly oriental Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin orientalis, from orient- ‘rising or east’, from oriri ‘to rise’.

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