[ mon-uh-ling-gwuh l or, Canadian, -ling-gyoo-uh l ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈlɪŋ gwəl or, Canadian, -ˈlɪŋ gyu əl /
knowing or able to use only one language; monoglot.
spoken or written in only one language.
a monolingual person.
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OTHER WORDS FROM monolingualmon·o·lin·gual·ism, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for monolingual
Chang stressed that her detention was far worse for her monolingual Korean parents than for herself.Despite Obama’s Order, Deportation Looms for an Immigrant Dreamer|Allison Yarrow|June 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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British Dictionary definitions for monolingual
/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈlɪŋɡwəl) /
knowing or expressed in only one language
a monolingual person
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