Definitions for Lingualˈlɪŋ gwəl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. lingual(adj)

    a consonant that is produced with the tongue and other speech organs

  2. linguistic, lingual(adj)

    consisting of or related to language

    "linguistic behavior"; "a linguistic atlas"; "lingual diversity"

  3. lingual(adj)

    pertaining to or resembling or lying near the tongue

    "lingual inflammation"; "the lingual surface of the teeth"

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  1. Lingual(a.)

    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.

  2. Origin: [L. lingua tongue: cf. F. lingual. See Tongue, and cf. Language.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. lingual(Noun)

    a sound articulated with the tongue

  2. lingual(Adjective)

    Related to the tongue.

  3. lingual(Adjective)

    Related to language or linguistics.

  4. lingual(Adjective)

    articulated with the tongue

  5. lingual(Adjective)

    Of a lower tooth, on the side facing the tongue. See mesial.

  6. Origin: From linguis, from lingua.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Lingual(adj)

    of or pertaining to the tongue; uttered by the aid of the tongue; glossal; as, the lingual nerves; a lingual letter

  2. Lingual(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [L. lingua tongue: cf. F. lingual. See Tongue, and cf. Language.]

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