Definition of metalanguage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

metalanguage

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈmɛt̮əˌlæŋɡwɪdʒ//
 
[countable, uncountable](linguistics)
 
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the words and phrases that people use to talk about or describe language or a particular language
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: metalanguage