What does Sicilian mean?

Definitions for Sicilian
sɪˈsɪl yən, -ˈsɪl i ənsi·cil·ian

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Sicilian.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sicilianadjective

    a resident of Sicily

  2. Sicilianadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Sicily or the people of Sicily

    "the Sicilian Mafia"


  1. Siciliannoun

    A native of Sicily.

  2. Siciliannoun

    Any chess opening that starts .

  3. Sicilianadjective

    Of or relating to Sicily or its inhabitants.

  4. Siciliannoun

    The language of Sicily.


  1. sicilian

    Sicilian can refer to: 1. Someone or something that comes from or is associated with the region of Sicily, an island in Italy. 2. The Sicilian language, which is a Romance language spoken on the island of Sicily and in some regions of southern Italy. 3. In chess, the Sicilian Defense, which is a popular opening strategy. 4. Sicilian cuisine, which comes from the region of Sicily, notable for its seafood, wines, citrus fruits, and desserts like cannoli and granita. The specific context would determine which definition is most appropriate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sicilianadjective

    of or pertaining to Sicily or its inhabitants

  2. Siciliannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Sicily

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sicilian

    si-sil′yan, adj. of or pertaining to Sicily, an island south of Italy.—n. a native of Sicily.—ns. Siciliä′no, a Sicilian popular dance in slow movement, also the music for such; Sicilienne′, a ribbed silk fabric.—Sicilian Vespers, the massacre of the French in Sicily on Easter Monday 1282—at the first stroke of the vesper-bell.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sicilian is ranked #84748 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sicilian surname appeared 221 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sicilian.

    96.8% or 214 total occurrences were White.
    2.2% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

Anagrams for Sicilian »

  1. silician

  2. anisilic

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sicilian in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sicilian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Sicilian in a Sentence

  1. Waitress Giorgia Ponturo:

    This bar dates back to 1947, it used to be a brothel and gay hotspot, then the owner decided to adopt the phallus motif, which was an ancient Greek symbol of sexual potency and fertility, to reaffirm the virility of Sicilian men. It also brings good luck.

  2. Giulia Bongiorno:

    As a Sicilian from Palermo, I felt at home.

  3. Godfather, The:

    Tessio It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

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