• synonyms


[ in-ter-lang-gwij ]
/ ˈɪn tərˌlæŋ gwɪdʒ /


a language created or used for international communication.
(in second-language acquisition) the linguistic system characterizing the output of a nonnative speaker at any stage prior to full acquisition of the target language.

Nearby words

interlaced scanning, interlacing arcade, interlaken, interlaminar jelly, interlaminate, interlanguage, interlap, interlard, interlay, interleaf, interleague

Origin of interlanguage

First recorded in 1925–30; inter- + language Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019