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Meaning of LINGUAL

Pronunciation:  'linggwul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  pertaining to or resembling or lying near the tongue; "lingual inflammation"; "the lingual surface of the teeth"
  2. [adj]  consisting of or related to language; "linguistic behavior"; "a linguistic atlas"; "lingual diversity"
 

LINGUAL is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: linguistic
 
 Antonyms: nonlinguistic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lin"gual\ (l[i^][ng]"gwal), a. [L. lingua tongue: cf.
    F. lingual. See {Tongue}, and cf. {Language}.]
    Of or pertaining to the tongue; uttered by the aid of the
    tongue; glossal; as, the lingual nerves; a lingual letter.
    
    {Lingual ribbon}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Odontophore}.
    
    
  2. \Lin"gual\, n.
    A consonant sound formed by the aid of the tongue; -- a term
    especially applied to certain articulations (as those of t,
    d, th, and n) and to the letters denoting them.
    
    Note: In Sanskrit grammar certain letters, as [.t], [.t]h,
          [dsdot], [dsdot]h, [.n], are called linguals,
          cerebrals, or cacuminals. They are uttered with the tip
          of the tongue turned up and drawn back into the dome of
          the palate.
    
    
 
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