langue

[ lahng ]
/ lɑ̃g /

noun French.

the linguistic system shared by the members of a community (contrasted with parole).

Nearby words

  1. language laboratory,
  2. language planning,
  3. language school,
  4. language transfer,
  5. language universal,
  6. langue d'oc,
  7. langue d'oïl,
  8. langue de boeuf,
  9. langue de chat,
  10. languedoc

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British Dictionary definitions for langue

langue

/ (lɑːŋɡ) /

noun

linguistics language considered as an abstract system or a social institution, being the common possession of a speech communityCompare parole (def. 5)

Word Origin for langue

C19: from French: language

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