[[t]ˌmʌl tiˈlɪŋ gwəl, ˌmʌl taɪ-[/t]] adj.
1) ling. using or able to speak several languages with some facility
2) ling. of or expressed in several or many languages
3) ling. a multilingual person
Etymology: 1830–40 mul`ti•lin′gual•ly, adv. mul`ti•lin′gual•ism, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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