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Definition of "polyglot" [pol•y•glot]

  • Speaking, writing, written in, or composed of several languages. (adjective)
  • A person having a speaking, reading, or writing knowledge of several languages. (noun)
  • A book, especially a Bible, containing several versions of the same text in different languages. (noun)
  • A mixture or confusion of languages. (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 "polyglot" in a sentence
  • "By the way, the term polyglot from its Greek roots literally means many tongues."
  • "Cal Galbraith crossed over with great strides, angrily, and spoke to Madeline in polyglot Chinook."
  • "A polyglot is a speaker of two or more languages, and a hyperglot a speaker of six or more."