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Adjective, Noun


linguala. [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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  lying near the tongue; especially, in dentistry, on the surface of the tooth next to the tongue. Contrasted with buccal, the side of a tooth touching the cheek, i. e. the side opposite to the lingual side.  [PJC]
Lingual ribbon. (Zoöl.) See Odontophore.
     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.  [1913 Webster]
    " In Sanskrit grammar certain letters, as , , , , , 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."  [1913 Webster]


lingual, adj.
1 of or formed by the tongue.
2 of speech or languages.

lingualize v.tr. (also -ise). lingually adv.
med.L lingualis f. L lingua tongue, language



accented, alveolar, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, articulated, assimilated, back, barytone, bilabial, broad, cacuminal, central, cerebral, checked, close, consonant, consonantal, continuant, dental, descriptive, dissimilated, dorsal, enunciated, flat, front, glide, glossal, glottal, glottochronological, grammatic, graphemic, guttural, hard, heavy, high, intonated, labial, labiodental, labiovelar, lateral, lax, lexicographic, lexicological, lexicostatistical, light, linguiform, linguistic, lingulate, liquid, low, metalinguistic, mid, monophthongal, morphological, morphophonemic, muted, narrow, nasal, nasalized, nuncupative, occlusive, open, oral, oxytone, palatal, palatalized, parol, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, philological, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, phonological, pitch, pitched, posttonic, pronounced, psycholinguistic, retroflex, rounded, said, semantic, semivowel, soft, sonant, sounded, speech, spoken, stopped, stressed, strong, structural, surd, syllabic, syntactic, tense, thick, throaty, tonal, tonguelike, tonic, twangy, unaccented, unrounded, unstressed, unwritten, uttered, velar, verbal, viva voce, vocal, vocalic, vocalized, vocoid, voiced, voiceful, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, weak, wide




N language, phraseology, speech, tongue, lingo, vernacular, mother tongue, vulgar tongue, native tongue, household words, King's English, Queen's English, dialect, confusion of tongues, Babel, pasigraphie, pantomime, onomatopoeia, betacism, mimmation, myatism, nunnation, pasigraphy, lexicology, philology, glossology, glottology, linguistics, chrestomathy, paleology, paleography, comparative grammar, literature, letters, polite literature, belles lettres, muses, humanities, literae humaniores, republic of letters, dead languages, classics, genius of language, scholarship, lingual, linguistic, dialectic, vernacular, current, bilingual, diglot, hexaglot, polyglot, literary, syllables govern the world.


N speech, faculty of speech, locution, talk, parlance, verbal intercourse, prolation, oral communication, word of mouth, parole, palaver, prattle, effusion, oration, recitation, delivery, say, speech, lecture, harangue, sermon, tirade, formal speech, peroration, speechifying, soliloquy, allocution, conversation, salutatory : screed: valedictory, oratory, elocution, eloquence, rhetoric, declamation, grandiloquence, multiloquence, burst of eloquence, facundity, flow of words, command of words, command of language, copia verborum, power of speech, gift of the gab, usus loquendi, speaker, spokesman, prolocutor, interlocutor, mouthpiece, Hermes, orator, oratrix, oratress, Demosthenes, Cicero, rhetorician, stump orator, platform orator, speechmaker, patterer, improvisatore, speaking, spoken, oral, lingual, phonetic, not written, unwritten, outspoken, eloquent, elocutionary, oratorical, rhetorical, declamatory, grandiloquent, talkative, Ciceronian, nuncupative, Tullian, orally, by word of mouth, viva voce, from the lips of, quoth he, said he, action is eloquence, pour the full tide of eloquence along, she speaks poignards and every word stabs, speech is but broken light upon the depth of the u, to try thy eloquence now 'tis time.

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