trilingual

[trahy-ling-gwuh l or, Canadian, -ling-gyoo-uh l]

Origin of trilingual

1825–35; < Latin trilingu(is) triple-tongued + -al1. See tri-, lingual
Related formstri·lin·gual·ism, nountri·lin·gual·ly, adverb
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trilingual

adjective
  1. able to speak three languages fluently
  2. expressed or written in three languages
Derived Formstrilingualism, nountrilingually, adverb
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Word Origin and History for trilingual
adj.

1834, from tri- + Latin lingua "language," literally "tongue" (see lingual).

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