modern language


noun

one of the literary languages currently in use in Europe, as French, Spanish, or German, treated as a departmental course of study in a school, college, or university.

Nearby words

  1. modern greats,
  2. modern greek,
  3. modern hebrew,
  4. modern icelandic,
  5. modern jazz,
  6. modern languages,
  7. modern pentathlon,
  8. modern persian,
  9. modern sequence dancing,
  10. modern synthesis

Origin of modern language

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for modern language

modern language

noun

any of the languages spoken in present-day Europe, with the exception of English
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