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English definition of “Celtic”


adjective uk   /ˈkel.tɪk/ /ˈsel-/ us  
of an ancient European people who are related to the Irish, Scots, Welsh, and Bretons, or of their language or culture: Celtic artNames of groups of people who lived in the past
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