poly·​glot·​ism ˈpä-lē-ˌglä-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce polyglotism (audio)
variants or polyglottism
: the use of many languages : the ability to speak many languages

Word History


polyglot entry 2 + -ism

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polyglotism was in 1852

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“Polyglotism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyglotism. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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