[ muhl-tee-ling-gwuh l, muhl-tahy- or, Canadian, -ling-gyoo-uh l ]
/ ˌmʌl tiˈlɪŋ gwəl, ˌmʌl taɪ- or, Canadian, -ˈlɪŋ gyu əl /
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM multilingualmul·ti·lin·gual·ly, adverbmul·ti·lin·gual·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for multilingualism
/ (ˌmʌltɪˈlɪŋɡwəl) /
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