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LINGUAL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does lingual mean? 

LINGUAL (noun)
  The noun LINGUAL has 1 sense:

1. a consonant that is produced with the tongue and other speech organs

  Familiarity information: LINGUAL used as a noun is very rare.


LINGUAL (adjective)
  The adjective LINGUAL has 2 senses:

1. consisting of or related to language
2. pertaining to or resembling or lying near the tongue

  Familiarity information: LINGUAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LINGUAL (noun)


Sense 1lingual [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A consonant that is produced with the tongue and other speech organs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("lingual" is a kind of...):

consonant (a speech sound that is not a vowel)


LINGUAL (adjective)


Sense 1lingual [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Consisting of or related to language

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

lingual; linguistic

Context examples:

linguistic behavior / a linguistic atlas / lingual diversity

Pertainym:

language (a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols)


Sense 2lingual [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pertaining to or resembling or lying near the tongue

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

lingual inflammation / the lingual surface of the teeth

Pertainym:

tongue (a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity)


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