Middle English

noun

Definition of Middle English

: the English in use from the 12th to 15th centuries — see Indo-European Languages Table

First Known Use of middle english

1830

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Middle English

Definition of Middle English for English Language Learners

  • : the English language between about 1100 and 1400


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Middle English

noun

Definition of Middle English for Students

: the English language of the 12th to 15th centuries

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