monolingual

adjective mono·lin·gual \ ˌmä-nə-ˈliŋ-gwəl , ˌmō- , -ˈliŋ-gyə-wəl \
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of monolingual

: having or using only one language

monolingual

noun

Examples of monolingual in a Sentence

  1. He regrets being monolingual and wishes he were bilingual.

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First Known Use of monolingual

1879

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MONOLINGUAL Defined for English Language Learners

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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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