tri·​lin·​gual | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈliŋ-gwəl How to pronounce trilingual (audio) 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

Other Words from trilingual

trilingually adverb

Examples of trilingual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She’s the latest Brazilian artist to deliver a trilingual project with collaborators from other continents, following the likes of Pabllo Vittar. Chris Malone Méndez, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 The difficulty of the role was in part due to the Apple TV+ miniseries being a trilingual show. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 29 Apr. 2022 Her high-energy and fierce set at the Gobi stage lured in fans who not once stopped dancing to her trilingual techno and pop anthems. Griselda Flores, Billboard, 17 Apr. 2022 Oh, and this is all while flexing her trilingual skills throughout the LP. Lucas Villa, SPIN, 15 Apr. 2022 The album has been more than three years in the making, morphing over time into an ecstatic, trilingual synthesis of global sounds — fearless, fun, and audacious, like Anitta herself. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 12 Apr. 2022 The trilingual series, told in Korean, Japanese and English, takes care to portray, in intimate, humanizing detail, such elements of everyday Korean life from the early 20th century. New York Times, 9 Apr. 2022 The series is trilingual, with Korean and Japanese represented in different colored subtitles, English being the third language; who can or cannot understand whom adds a layer to the characters, and to the storytelling. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 Though the show comes from an American production company, all eight episodes feature trilingual performances, with dialogue in Korean, Japanese, and English. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of trilingual

1834, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2022

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“Trilingual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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