meta·​lin·​guis·​tic ˈme-tə-liŋ-ˌgwi-stik How to pronounce metalinguistic (audio)
: of or relating to a metalanguage or to metalinguistics

Examples of metalinguistic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So the metalinguistic awareness of the media seems to be the precondition for its preservation. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, 21 Apr. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of metalinguistic was in 1941

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“Metalinguistic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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