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1. Using or able to use three languages, especially with equal or nearly equal fluency.
2. Of, relating to, or expressed in three languages.
A person who is able to use three languages, especially with equal fluency.

tri·lin′gual·ism n.


1. able to speak three languages fluently
2. expressed or written in three languages
triˈlingualism n
triˈlingually adv


(traɪˈlɪŋ gwəl)

expressed in, using, or able to use three languages.
[1825–35; < Latin trilingu(is) triple-tongued + -al1. See tri-, lingual]
tri•lin′gual•ism, n.
tri•lin′gual•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.trilingual - using or knowing three languagestrilingual - using or knowing three languages; "trilingual speakers"
multilingual - using or knowing more than one language; "a multilingual translator"; "a multilingual nation"


[ˈtraɪˈlɪŋgwəl] ADJtrilingüe


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In language and literature the most general immediate result of the Conquest was to make of England a trilingual country, where Latin, French, and Anglo-Saxon were spoken separately side by side.
Yuan, who is trilingual, holds a doctorate in engineering mechanics and a master of science degree in operations management from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan; a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan; and a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering-machine design from East China University of Science and Technology in Nan-Jing, China.
com site, the only fully trilingual site serving the Americas, was recently redesigned, making it more user-friendly and upgrading its menu of product offerings.
Launched during the recent 2009 Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (Gitex 2009), Brother's newest additions include two models from the HL-3000 Series compact business colour printers (HL-3040CN and HL-3070CW), three from the HL-9000 compact business colour all-in-one series (DCP-9010CN, MFC-9120CN and MFC-9320CW), and the first-ever trilingual (English, Arabic, Persian) P-Touch Label Printer in the Middle East.
Srinagar, Sep 8 (ANI): Kashmir University launches first trilingual English-Kashmiri-Hindi online dictionary, containing over 12,000 words, to promote Kashmiri language.
Those from outside the UK are always fluently bilingual - often trilingual.
Those of us trying to learn another language would even welcome not only bilingual but trilingual utility bills.
Yatinoo, a trilingual (English, French and Arabic) Internet based portal, community and search engine offering various services, tools and contents to an international audience, has announced that, as part of the company's recently announced international expansion, it is establishing a presence in the US.
A TRILINGUAL book (in Greek, Turkish and English), that chronicles the Turkish Cypriot community of Limassol before 1974 was launched yesterday at the Town Hall.
But the reality is that it's an exchange of necessity,'' said Vy Nguyen, a lead organizer for the Korean Immigrant Worker's Advocate, who works with dozens of bilingual and trilingual immigrants and speaks three languages herself - English, Spanish and Korean.
Infocash offers the exclusive advantage of regional access to on-line financial information in a consolidated, trilingual (Spanish, English, and Portuguese) format.
JUDY BERINAI, the only woman among the three international partners invited to General Synod in July, is a mix of contradictions: a Malaysian, trilingual indigenous theology teacher and advocate for female leadership in the church from one of the communion's most conservative provinces, Southeast Asia.