from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, including, or expressed in several languages; multilingual: a polylingual software program.
- adj. Using or able to use several languages: a polylingual translator.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of or pertaining to multiple languages; multilingual
- adj. able to use multiple languages
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Starting with Japanese and passing through Chinese, German, South Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and Spanish to Hindi, the polylingual list represents national languages of the most productive automobile-manufacturing countries in the world, aside from the United States, which would by the way currently rank third.
For charisma, Tettamanzi cannot measure up to Martini, a polylingual Jesuit, Biblical scholar, preacher and world traveler.
Kittehs can speak Latin, Lolspeek adn Dubl Dutch, mayking ICHC cheezfrends kittehlingual lyke polylingual, but wib fewer crackers.
Anyway, given these polylingual cultures, I don't think people tend to have the same attitude toward "you should all speak English".
Juan de Oliver, the pioneer Franciscan Tagalist was still living and available for consultation, and the polylingual Jesuit, Francisco
They sent some of these boys through comparison dictionaries in foreign tongues and then had their language checked by specialists who were truly polylingual.
They had sworn themselves to secrecy, had heard MacLeod's story with a polylingual burst of pious or blasphemous exclamations, and then they had scattered, each to the work assigned him.
He also explores Mendelssohn's changing awareness of his religious heritage, Wagner's virulent anti-Semitic attack on Mendelssohn's music, the composer's complex relationship with his sister Fanny Hensel, herself a child prodigy and prolific composer, his avocation as a painter and draughtsman, and his remarkable, polylingual correspondence with the cultural elite of his time.
Throughout there is a fierce joy in polylingual wordplay, as well as a litany of complaints about maladies bodily and psychological.
Chao's sample-happy, polylingual, Latin-reggae hobo ballads set the template for a lot of the borderless music that is bubbling to the surface these days.
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