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language

lan·guage

language

 
 
pronunciation:
laeng gwihj
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the system of spoken or written words that people use to communicate thoughts, ideas, or feelings.
It surprises adults that children can learn language so quickly.
similar words:
communication, vocabulary
definition 2: the words or signs that a particular group of people uses to communicate with each other.
He can speak two languages, English and Spanish.
similar words:
speech
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Language comes from lingua, a Latin word that means "the tongue."
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