Definitions for Lingualˈlɪŋ gwəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lin•gualˈlɪŋ gwəl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the tongue or some tonguelike part.

  2. pertaining to languages.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. articulated with the aid of the tongue, esp. the tip of the tongue, as the sound (d) or (n).

    Category: Phonetics

  4. (n.)a lingual speech sound.

    Category: Phonetics

Origin of lingual:

1350–1400; ME: tongue-shaped surgical instrument < ML linguālis


Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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 Dictionary

  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

Anagrams of Lingual

  1. lingula


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