- of or relating to the tongue or some tonguelike part.
- pertaining to languages.
- Phonetics. articulated with the aid of the tongue, especially the tip of the tongue, as d, n, s, or r.
- Phonetics. a lingual sound.
Origin of lingual
Related Words for lingualauditory, visual, sensual, tactile, sonic, neurological, neural, audiovisual, olfactory, aural, rhetorical, unwritten, grammatical, sonant, vocal, lingual, sensational, said, uttered, voiced
Examples from the Web for lingual
Historical Examples of lingual
The spines of the lingual plate are uniform, and in number about 10,000.
Like many other lingual affections, this is often unilateral.
This lingual magniloquence is proverbial of American parvenus.
There was neither racial, physical, nor lingual frontier 219 they maintained.A Prisoner in Turkey
On the incisors they are always to be found on the lingual surface.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
- anatomy of or relating to the tongue or a part or structure resembling a tongue
- rareof or relating to language or languages
- (in combination)polylingual
- articulated with the tongue
- a lingual consonant, such as Scots (r)
1640s, from Medieval Latin lingualis "of the tongue," from Latin lingua "tongue," also "speech, language," from Old Latin dingua, from PIE *dnghu- "tongue" (cf. Old English tunge, Gothic tuggo "tongue;" see tongue). Altered in Latin probably in part by association with lingere "to lick."
- Of or relating to the tongue or any tonguelike part; glossal.
- Next to or toward the tongue.