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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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