Definition of lingual adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɪŋɡwəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪŋɡwəl//
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  1. 1 (anatomy) related to the tongue
  2. 2related to speech or language
  3. 3 (phonetics) (of a speech sound) produced using the tongue
  4. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from medieval Latin lingualis, from Latin lingua ‘tongue, language’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lingual