Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who knows only one language.
  • adj. Knowing only one language; monolingual.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a person capable of speaking only a single language
  • adj. capable of speaking only a single language

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Speaking or using only one language.
  • Written or published in only one language.

Etymologies

mono- + (poly)glot.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Someone who speaks only one language

    November 5, 2008