definition 1: the organized system of written symbols and vocal sounds with which humans communicate thoughts, ideas, or emotions.
example: It surprises adults that children can learn language so quickly.
definition 2: a particular such system whereby people of the same nationality, region, or culture communicate with one another.
example: Much of the academic vocabulary of the English language derives from Latin.
definition 3: a style of writing or speaking, especially with respect to the particular type of words chosen.
example: The young poet’s language is vivid and powerful.
example: The boy’s mother scolded him for using profane language.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the noun language (definition 3)
ADJECTIVE + language: formal ~ , informal ~ , official ~, legalistic ~ , everyday ~ , plain ~ , simple ~ , comprehensible ~ , subtle ~ , colloquial ~ , idiomatic ~ , vivid ~ , colorful ~ , expressive ~ , eloquent ~ , powerful ~ , poetic ~ , lyrical ~ , passionate ~ , emotive ~ , poignant ~ , stilted ~ , affected ~ , forceful ~ , persuasive ~ , compelling ~ , convincing ~ , effective ~ , vulgar ~ , profane ~ , foul ~ , filthy ~