• (British) IPA: /kæn.təˈniːz/

Cantonese (not comparable)

  1. Relating to Canton.
  2. Relating to Cantonese people.
  3. Relating to Cantonese language.
  4. Relating to Cantonese food/cuisine.
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  1. (countable) An inhabitant of Canton; a person of Canton descent.
    • The alliance was headed by a mustached Cantonese with a broad face, piercing eyes, and a great sympathy for the poor and downtrodden, a man who reveled in "action at all costs and whatever the risks." This was Sun Yat-sen, a visionary who lacked practical political skills but nonetheless became the hallowed "Father of the Republic" upon his death.
  2. (uncountable) A Sinitic language mainly spoken in the south-eastern part of Mainland China, Guangdong (Canton), Hong Kong, Macau, by the Chinese minorities in Southeast Asia and by many overseas Chinese worldwide.
  3. (uncountable) A dialect of the Cantonese language, spoken in Guangzhou (Canton), Hong Kong, Macau, and treated as the standard dialect of the Cantonese language.
  • (language) Yue Chinese, Yue, Cantonese language, Cantonese dialect
  • (dialect) Cantonese dialect, Cantonese language
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