V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, adjective

Definition: (n.) 1. someone who speaks more than one language; 2. a mixture of different languages; (adj.) having a command of or composed in many different languages

Synonyms: (n.) linguist, (adj.) bilingual, trilingual, multilingual, expressive

Antonyms: unilingual

Tips: Polyglot is derived from the Greek polyglottos, which means "many-tongued." Poly is the Greek word for "many," and glottos refers to "tongue" or "foreign words."

Usage Examples:

The polyglot teacher spoke to the students in French, Spanish, and Japanese. (trilingual) adjective

There are many polyglots in the United States because many people come here from other countries. (multilingual persons) noun

I studied French throughout high school and college to build on the two other languages I already spoke, in order to become a true polyglot. (linguist) noun

Growing up, I lived in a polyglot neighborhood where many different languages could be heard on a daily basis. (multilingual) adjective

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