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Definition of "lingual" []

  • Of, relating to, or situated near the tongue or a tonguelike organ. (adjective)
  • Linguistics Pronounced with the tongue in conjunction with other organs of speech. (adjective)
  • Of languages; linguistic: lingual diversity. (adjective)
  • Linguistics A sound, such as (t), (l), and (n), that is pronounced with the tongue and other organs of speech. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lingual" in a sentence
  • "Ann and Peter communicate with the kind of lingual shorthand that develops between any couple that has been together for a long time, so none of this is out in the open."
  • "Now is that some kind of tri-lingual Nabokovian pun?"
  • "Over the past 10 months, it has become one of the most comprehensive multi-lingual sources of women's political participation available on the Web."