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lan·guage

language

 
 
pronunciation:
laeng gwihj
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the organized system of written symbols and vocal sounds with which humans communicate thoughts, ideas, or emotions.
It surprises adults that children can learn language so quickly.
similar words:
communication, vocabulary
definition 2: a particular such system whereby people of the same nationality, region, or culture communicate with one another.
Much of the academic vocabulary of the English language derives from Latin.
synonyms:
mother tongue, tongue, vernacular
similar words:
dialect, idiom, lingo, patois, speech
definition 3: a nonverbal means of communication such as gesture or mathematical symbols; any means of communication.
synonyms:
communication
similar words:
code, gesture, intercourse, speech
definition 4: the means by which animals communicate with one another.
synonyms:
communication
definition 5: a style of writing or speaking, especially with respect to the particular type of words chosen.
The young poet's language is vivid and powerful.The boy's mother scolded him for using profane language.
synonyms:
locution, style
similar words:
diction, expression, parlance, rhetoric, talk, tongue
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Language comes from lingua, a Latin word that means "the tongue."
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