lingual

adjective
lin·​gual | \ ˈliŋ-gwəl How to pronounce lingual (audio) also ˈliŋ-gyə-wəl How to pronounce lingual (audio) \

Definition of lingual

1a : of, relating to, or resembling the tongue
b : lying near or next to the tongue especially : relating to or being the surface of tooth next to the tongue
c : produced by the tongue

Other Words from lingual

lingually adverb

Examples of lingual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Davies’ gift for caustic witticisms is at its full strength in these scenes, in which Siegfried, for all his own lingual flair, is often overmatched by his paramours for sheer drawing-room-comedy vitriol. Justin Changfilm Critic, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2022 Paradiso Media, the multi-lingual podcast network behind Love Under Lockdown, has signed with CAA. J. Clara Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 May 2022 That will include everything from billboards to multi-lingual spots on social media. oregonlive, 17 Dec. 2021 The multi-lingual Herra is also recruited to help with their women’s programs, a position with more status than Nazir’s, and which requires her to speak to and sometimes be alone with men. Alissa Simon, Variety, 14 Dec. 2021 Led by bi-lingual host Romina Puga, the educational series of 16 episodes that combine live action, puppetry and animation, launched this year in the U.S. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 30 Nov. 2021 Social media has been the sit of lingual transformations, both playful and galvanizing. Kylie Logan, Fortune, 1 Nov. 2021 Social media has been the site of lingual transformations, both playful and galvanizing. Kylie Logan, Fortune, 1 Nov. 2021 Unlike traditional braces, lingual braces may cost more (anywhere from $5,000 to $7,000), depending on your teeths' needs. Daley Quin, Allure, 24 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of lingual

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for lingual

Latin lingua

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Last Updated

11 Jun 2022

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“Lingual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lingual. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for lingual

lingual

adjective
lin·​gual | \ ˈliŋ-g(yə-)wəl How to pronounce lingual (audio) \

Medical Definition of lingual

1 : of, relating to, or resembling the tongue
2 : lying near or next to the tongue a lingual blood vessel especially : relating to or being the surface of a tooth next to the tongue

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