Castilian



the dialect of Spanish spoken in Castile.
the official standard form of the Spanish language as spoken in Spain, based on this dialect.
a native or inhabitant of Castile.
of or relating to Castile.
Contemporary Examples

Without warning, he reenacts a love scene from the beginning of the movie, using Puss’s Castilian Spanish accent, and cracks up.
Antonio Banderas’s Homecomings Maria Elena Fernandez October 10, 2011

The Castilian Spanish version for his homeland clearly is the dearest to his heart.
Antonio Banderas’s Homecomings Maria Elena Fernandez October 10, 2011

Historical Examples

More than once the province rose in arms to resist the imposition of taxes of Castilian origin.
A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman

That, however, the Castilian name should be employed later, is curious.
Notes and Queries, Number 227, March 4, 1854 Various

Despite such artificial barriers, however, Castilian speech continued to advance upon its conquering way.
Legends & Romances of Spain Lewis Spence

Her appearance was kindly, but her tongue not very flexible to the Castilian.
An Eagle Flight Jos Rizal

The Castilian guards, however, refused to draw on their countrymen in defence of a Jewess.
Patraas R. H. Busk

I went up immediately, and I said good-day to him in Castilian.
An Eagle Flight Jos Rizal

He knew more Castilian than the others, who gathered round him as he translated.
Brandon of the Engineers Harold Bindloss

It was an order to sing, in a mixture of Castilian and Tagalo.
An Eagle Flight Jos Rizal

noun
the Spanish dialect of Castile; the standard form of European Spanish
a native or inhabitant of Castile
adjective
denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Castile, its inhabitants, or the standard form of European Spanish

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