Definition of monolingual
: having or using only one language
Examples of monolingual in a Sentence
He regrets being monolingual and wishes he were bilingual.
Recent Examples of monolingual from the Web
Dual language classes would co-exist with monolingual classes at two of the school pairings, Oak Terrace/Indian Trail as well as Sherwood/Red Oak.
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First Known Use of monolingual
MONOLINGUAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of monolingual for English Language Learners
: able to speak and understand only one language
: using or expressed in only one language
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