from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or situated near the tongue or a tonguelike organ.
- adj. Linguistics Pronounced with the tongue in conjunction with other organs of speech.
- adj. Of languages; linguistic: lingual diversity.
- n. Linguistics A sound, such as (t), (l), and (n), that is pronounced with the tongue and other organs of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Related to the tongue.
- adj. Related to language or linguistics.
- adj. articulated with the tongue
- adj. Of a lower tooth, on the side facing the tongue. See mesial.
- n. a sound articulated with the tongue
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the tongue; uttered by the aid of the tongue; glossal
- adj. lying near the tongue; especially, in dentistry, on the surface of the tooth next to the tongue. Contrasted with
buccal, the side of a tooth touching the cheek, i. e. the side opposite to the lingual side.
- n. A consonant sound formed by the aid of the tongue; -- a term especially applied to certain articulations (as those of t, d, th, and n) and to the letters denoting them.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In anatomy and zoology: Of or pertaining to the tongue; glossal.
- Of or pertaining to a lingua or any tongue-like part See. phrases.
- Pronounced by or chiefly by the tongue: variously applied to sounds made with the tip or forward part of the tongue, as t, d, etc. (also called dental), or especially to the peculiar Sanskrit t, d, etc. (also called cacuminal, cerebral), forming a distinct class from the Sanskrit dentals, and pronounced with the tip of the tongue drawn back.
- Relating or pertaining to utterance, or of the use of the tongue in speaking: as, lingual corruptions of words or language.
- n. A letter pronounced in the manner described in I., 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. pertaining to or resembling or lying near the tongue
- n. a consonant that is produced with the tongue and other speech organs
- adj. consisting of or related to language
Ann and Peter communicate with the kind of lingual shorthand that develops between any couple that has been together for a long time, so none of this is out in the open.
Now is that some kind of tri-lingual Nabokovian pun?
Over the past 10 months, it has become one of the most comprehensive multi-lingual sources of women's political participation available on the Web.
I have also suggested this year's Worldcon committee that a panel item on the introduction of a foreign language Hugo would be particularly appropriate given the bi-lingual nature of Montreal.
Why not invite 100 of the exuberant, bi-lingual, peaceful Egyptian demonstrators to come to Washington, D.C. and help rally District residents in a massive gathering for their democratic rights in front of the White House at Lafayette Park?
Nader suggests in the letter that Obama invite 100 "exuberant, bi-lingual, peaceful Egyptian demonstrators" to Washington to help rally city residents at a "massive gathering" in Lafayette Square, in front of the White House.
For, through the months 'interval of consciousness of his long sickness, Bassett had mastered the psychological simplicities and lingual difficulties of the language of the tribe of Ngurn and
Ms. Ganguly's newly released, multi-lingual album, "Damaru," blends the late Nobel-winning Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore's popular songs with Western flavors of R & B and gospel, and was created in collaboration with, among others, Bollywood music director Shantanu Moithra and New York-based producer Phil Levy.
The United States is increasingly a multi-ethnic, multi-racial, multi-lingual society.
Maybe it depends on where you live, but my bi-lingual Mexican friends here consider pinche to be a potty mouth word, more like the F-word than damn.