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[muhl-tee-ling-gwuh l, muhl-tahy- or, Canadian, -ling-gyoo-uh l] /ˌmʌl tiˈlɪŋ gwəl, ˌmʌl taɪ- or, Canadian, -ˈlɪŋ gyu əl/

using or able to speak several or many languages with some facility.
spoken or written in several or many languages:
a multilingual broadcast.
dealing with or involving several or many languages:
a multilingual dictionary of business terms.
a multilingual person.
able to speak more than two languages
written or expressed in more than two languages Compare bilingual, monolingual

also multi-lingual, 1838, from multi- + Latin lingua “language,” literally “tongue” (see lingual). Related: Multilingually; multilingualism.


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