Definition of Singhalese

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka.

Exact synonyms: Sinhalese
Group relationships: Ceylon, Democratic Socialist Republic Of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Generic synonyms: Asian, Asiatic



2. Adjective. Of or relating to the Sinhalese languages. "The Sinhalese versions of the Ramayana"
Exact synonyms: Sinhala, Sinhalese
Partainyms: Sinhalese, Sinhalese, Sinhalese

3. Noun. The Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka.
Exact synonyms: Sinhala, Sinhalese
Generic synonyms: Sanskrit, Sanskritic Language

4. Adjective. Of or relating to the Sinhalese people. "Sinhalese rebels fighting the Tamils"
Exact synonyms: Sinhalese
Partainyms: Sinhalese, Sinhalese

Definition of Singhalese

1. n. & a. Same as Cingalese.

Definition of Singhalese

1. Proper noun. (alternative spelling of Sinhalese) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Singhalese

1. Same as Cingalese. Origin: Skr.Sihala Ceylon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Singhalese Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Singhalese

singalong
singalongs
singe
singed
singeing
singer
singer's nodes
singer's nodules
singer-songwriter
singer-songwriters
singeress
singers
singes
singest
singeth
singhalese
singin'
singing
singing along
singing bowl
singing cowboy
singing cowboys
singing fish
singing flame
singing from the same hymnbook
singing telegram
singing voice
singingly
singings

Literary usage of Singhalese

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"The two principal races are the Singhalese and the Tamil. The Singhalese form about two-thirds of the native population and they live in the southern and ..."

2. Ceylon: An Account of the Island Physical, Historical and Topographical by James Emerson Tennent (1859)
"IT was long affirmed by Europeans that the Singhalese annals, like those of the Hindus, were devoid of interest or value as historical material; that, ..."

3. Ceylon: An Account of the Island, Physical, Historical, and Topographical by James Emerson Tennent (1860)
"IT was long affirmed by Europeans that the Singhalese an- nals, like those of the Hindus, were destitute of interest or devoid of value as historical ..."

4. Ceylon: An Account of the Island, Physical, Historical, and Topographical by James Emerson Tennent (1860)
"The children are beautiful, their hair * Their slender limbs and the absence of beards among the Singhalese is noticed in the story ef Jam- bulus as ..."

5. A General Catalogue of Books: Arranged in Classes, Offered for Sale by by Bernard Quaritch (1868)
"Id. rare, 36s Colombo, 1852 8986 Singhalese CALLIGRAPHY. Six narrow oblong leaves of the Palm tree, containing excellent specimens for practising the ..."

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