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 (lăl′ən) also Lal·lans (-ənz)
n. Scots
1. The Lowlands of Scotland.
2. Scots as spoken in southern and eastern Scotland.

[Scots, alteration of lowland.]

Lal′lan adj.


(ˈlælənz) or


1. (Languages) a literary version of the variety of English spoken and written in the Lowlands of Scotland
2. (Placename) (modifier) of or relating to the Lowlands of Scotland or their dialects
3. (Languages) (modifier) of or relating to the Lowlands of Scotland or their dialects
[Scottish variant of Lowlands]


(ˈlæl ənz)
1. the Lowlands of Scotland.
2. (used with a sing. v.)
a. Scots.
b. a form of literary Scots used in the 20th century.
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Noun1.Lallans - a dialect of English spoken in the Lowlands of Scotland
Scots, Scots English, Scottish - the dialect of English used in Scotland
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I love when Stella or Scarlett open up wi' a whurr o' pure Lallans.
His Beowulf and his versions of Robert Henryson's Testament of Cresseid and Seven Fables made these works available to readers without Anglo-Saxon or Lallans Scots.
The Orkneys and Shetlands - some of whose inhabitants still do not consider themselves as Scottish even today - used to speak Norn, a language of Scandinavian origin, whereas the border lands between England and Scotland used Lallans, or if you like, Lowland Scottish - an English dialect.
The word was an invention of the Irish Tourist Board, and is a bogus Gaelic transcription of the Lallans word "crack", meaning the same thing.