trilingual

adjective tri·lin·gual \ -ˈliŋ-gwəl also -ˈliŋ-gyə-wəl \

Definition of trilingual

: consisting of, having, or expressed in three languages
  • trilingual countries
  • a trilingual joke
; also : familiar with or able to use three languages
  • a trilingual teacher

trilingually

adverb

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1834

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