monolingual

[mon-uh-ling-gwuh l or, Canadian, -ling-gyoo-uh l]
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adjective

knowing or able to use only one language; monoglot.
spoken or written in only one language.

noun

a monolingual person.

Origin of monolingual

First recorded in 1950–55; mono- + lingual
Related formsmon·o·lin·gual·ism, noun
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Historical Examples of monolingual

  • The time when the intellectual affairs of America could be conducted on a monolingual basis is over.

    Instigations

    Ezra Pound


British Dictionary definitions for monolingual

monolingual

adjective

knowing or expressed in only one language

noun

a monolingual person
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