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A multilingual direction sign at Hampton Court railway station.

Etymology edit

From multi- +‎ lingual.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌmʌltiˈlɪŋɡwəl/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪŋɡwəl

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multilingual (comparative more multilingual, superlative most multilingual)

  1. Of, relating to, or involving multiple languages.
    Synonyms: many-tongued, multilanguage, multilinguistic, plurilingual
    • 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide[1], page 9:
      In reality, the multidimensionality of language contact in multilingual environments ensures no such neat compartmentalisation.
  2. (of a person) Able to communicate in a number of languages.
    Synonym: polyglot
    Antonyms: monolingual, unilingual
    Hyponyms: bilingual, trilingual

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multilingual (plural multilinguals)

  1. A polyglot.