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MOTHER TONGUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mother tongue mean? 

MOTHER TONGUE (noun)
  The noun MOTHER TONGUE has 1 sense:

1. one's native language; the language learned by children and passed from one generation to the next

  Familiarity information: MOTHER TONGUE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOTHER TONGUE (noun)


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Meaning:

One's native language; the language learned by children and passed from one generation to the next

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

first language; maternal language; mother tongue

Hypernyms ("mother tongue" is a kind of...):

natural language; tongue (a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language)


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