[muhl-tee-ling-gwuh l, muhl-tahy- or, Canadian, -ling-gyoo-uh l]
- using or able to speak several or many languages with some facility.
- spoken or written in several or many languages: a multilingual broadcast.
- dealing with or involving several or many languages: a multilingual dictionary of business terms.
- a multilingual person.
Origin of multilingual
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Examples from the Web for multilingual
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Word Origin and History for multilingual
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