[lat-n-ahyz] /ˈlæt nˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), Latinized, Latinizing.
to cause to conform to the customs, traditions, beliefs, etc., of the Latins or the Latin Church.
to intermix with Latin elements.
to translate into Latin.
to make Latin-American in character:
The influx of Cuban immigrants has Latinized Miami.
verb (used without object), Latinized, Latinizing.
to use words and phrases from Latin:
He Latinizes in his poetry.
to translate into Latin or Latinisms
to transliterate into the Latin alphabet
to cause to acquire Latin style or customs
to bring Roman Catholic influence to bear upon (the form of religious ceremonies, etc)
- Latin lover
noun a stereotype of a passionate, romantic Latin American or southern European male Usage Note sometimes derogatory, slang
- Latin music
noun the music of Latin American countries, influenced by American popular music, jazz, and rhythm and blues; also called Latin American music Usage Note music
[luh-tee-noh, la-] /ləˈti noʊ, læ-/ noun, plural Latinos. 1. a person of Latin-American or Spanish-speaking descent. /læˈtiːnəʊ/ noun (pl) -nos 1. (US) an inhabitant of the US who is of Latin American origin “male Latin inhabitant of the United States” (fem. Latina), 1946, American English, from American Spanish, shortening of Latinoamericano “Latin-American” (see Latin America). […]
noun 1. a secondary school emphasizing instruction in Latin and Greek.