[mon-uh-ling-gwuh l or, Canadian, -ling-gyoo-uh l]
- knowing or able to use only one language; monoglot.
- spoken or written in only one language.
- a monolingual person.
Origin of monolingual
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Examples from the Web for monolingual
Chang stressed that her detention was far worse for her monolingual Korean parents than for herself.Despite Obama’s Order, Deportation Looms for an Immigrant Dreamer
June 23, 2012
The time when the intellectual affairs of America could be conducted on a monolingual basis is over.Instigations
- knowing or expressed in only one language
- a monolingual person
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