language barrier

[ lang-gwij bar-ee-er ]

  1. difficulty in communicating due to the lack of a shared language: International adoption is not easy, especially when there is a language barrier.

Origin of language barrier

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby language barrier Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use language barrier in a sentence

  • Breaking the language barrier, with implicit emancipation from literacy, is a practical experience in itself.