Walloon


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Wal·loon

 (wŏ-lo͞on′)
n.
1. One of a people of Celtic ancestry inhabiting southern and southeast Belgium and adjacent regions of France.
2. The Romance language traditionally spoken by the Walloons, descended from the Langue d'oïl and closely related to French. The use of Walloon has declined in modern times, and many Walloons now speak French in daily life.

[French Wallon, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German walah, speaker of a Romance language and Old English wealh, foreigner, Celt.]

Walloon

(wɒˈluːn)
n
1. (Peoples) a member of a French-speaking people living chiefly in S Belgium and adjacent parts of France. Compare Fleming1
2. (Languages) the French dialect of Belgium
adj
3. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Walloons or their dialect
4. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Walloons or their dialect
[C16: from Old French Wallon, from Medieval Latin: foreigner, of Germanic origin; compare Old English wealh foreign, Welsh1]

Wal•loon

(wɒˈlun)

n.
1. a member of the French-speaking population of S and E Belgium.
2. a French dialect of the region inhabited by the Walloons, spoken also in a small adjacent area of France.
[< French Wallon=wall- (« Germanic *walh- foreign; see walnut) + -on n. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Walloon - a member of the French-speaking people living in Belgium
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Belgian - a native or inhabitant of Belgium
2.Walloon - a dialect of French spoken in Belgium and adjacent parts of France
French - the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
Translations

Walloon

[wɒˈluːn]
A. ADJvalón
B. N
1. (= person) → valón/ona m/f
2. (Ling) → valón m

Walloon

n
Wallone m, → Wallonin f
(dialect) → Wallonisch nt
adjwallonisch

Walloon

[wɒˈluːn]
1. adjvallone
2. n (person) → vallone m/f; (language) → vallone m
References in classic literature ?
They led Don Quixote into a room, and Sancho removed his armour, leaving him in loose Walloon breeches and chamois-leather doublet, all stained with the rust of his armour; his collar was a falling one of scholastic cut, without starch or lace, his buskins buff-coloured, and his shoes polished.
Mohamed Ennaceur told TAP after the talk, held at the end of the Tunisian parliamentary week in Brussels, that the encounter turned on ways and means to simplify the registration of young Tunisians in Belgian francophones universities and training institutions since the management of universities and youth affairs in Belgium is the responsibility of the Walloon Parliament.
The grant will be paid over the course of a year, subject to certain conditions, such as Orgenesis conducting the research and development within the Walloon Region and Orgenesis's own investment in the projects.
I do not say that this was not so, only that it was not in the terms of their originally stated objectives, nor did they set out to deliberately impoverish their Walloon, Greek and Italian voters, or ourselves.
Playing down the prospect of Walloon resistance, he said: "We buy a whole load of produce from Walloon farmers, so therefore it is not going to be in their interests to see tariffs imposed.
In a last ditch bid to secure Walloon backing, EU trade officials are offering to tweak a political declaration appended to the treaty, an EU source said.
The Flemish vote outnumbered the Walloon vote and the king was forced to abdicate in 1952.
Thanks to the acquisition, whose financial terms remained undisclosed, Mobistar will further strengthen its position on the Walloon market.
The grants are subject to certain conditions respecting our conducting the work in the Walloon Region, our own investment in these projects and certain other conditions.
University of Mons - Free University of Brussels - Walloon Institute for Evaluation, Prospective and Statistics, Mons - Brussels, Belgium e-mail: Rornina.Giuliano@umons.ac.be
The same is valid for Belgium's Walloon region, which had already been suffering from falling economic activity and unemployment since the closing of coalmines in the late '70s.