metalanguage

noun
meta·​lan·​guage | \ ˈme-tə-ˌlaŋ-gwij How to pronounce metalanguage (audio) \

Definition of metalanguage

: a language used to talk about language

First Known Use of metalanguage

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of metalanguage was in 1936

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Metal Age

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“Metalanguage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metalanguage. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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