What does Lingual mean?

Definitions for Lingualˈlɪŋ gwəl

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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(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.]


  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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lingual

    ling′gwal, adj. pertaining to the tongue or utterance.—n. a letter pronounced mainly by the tongue, as t, d (also called Dental).—adj. Linguaden′talDentilingual.—adv. Ling′ually.—adj. Ling′uiform, tongue-shaped.—ns. Ling′uist, one skilled in tongues or languages; Ling′uister, a dabbler in philology.—adjs. Linguist′ic, -al, pertaining to languages and the affinities of languages.—adv. Linguist′ically.—n.pl. Linguist′ics, the general or comparative science, or study, of languages.—n. Ling′ula, a tongue-like part or process.—adjs. Ling′ular, Ling′ulate, tongue-shaped. [L. lingua (old form dingua), the tongue.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lingual in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lingual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Ram Baran Yadav:

    Our country is multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural ... this new document will safeguard the rights of all Nepali brothers and sisters.

  2. Linguist Donna Jo Napoli:

    Children should be surrounded by sign language as much as possible as soon as the audiological status is determined, if the child gets a cochlear implant and does well with it, fantastic. Then the child is bi-lingual.

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