trilingual

[ trahy-ling-gwuh l or, Canadian, -ling-gyoo-uh l ]
/ traɪˈlɪŋ gwəl or, Canadian, -ˈlɪŋ gyu əl /
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adjective

using, speaking, or involving three languages.

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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British Dictionary definitions for trilingual

trilingual

/ (traɪˈlɪŋɡwəl) /

adjective

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

trilingual


adj.

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

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