Lingual



[ling-gwuh l]

adjective
1.
of or relating to the tongue or some tonguelike part.
2.
pertaining to languages.
3.
Phonetics. articulated with the aid of the tongue, especially the tip of the tongue, as d, n, s, or r.
noun
4.
Phonetics. a lingual sound.
/ˈlɪŋɡwəl/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of or relating to the tongue or a part or structure resembling a tongue
2.

3.
articulated with the tongue
noun
4.
a lingual consonant, such as Scots (r)
adj.

1640s, from Medieval Latin lingualis “of the tongue,” from Latin lingua “tongue,” also “speech, language,” from Old Latin dingua, from PIE *dnghu- “tongue” (cf. Old English tunge, Gothic tuggo “tongue;” see tongue). Altered in Latin probably in part by association with lingere “to lick.”

lingual lin·gual (lĭng’gwəl)
adj.

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