adjective Etymology: mono- + -glot (as in polyglot) Date: 1830 monolingualmonoglot noun

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  • monoglot — [män′ō glät΄, män′əglät΄] adj. [Gr monoglōttos: see MONO & (POLY)GLOT] speaking or writing only one language n. a monoglot person …   English World dictionary

  • monoglot — /mon euh glot /, adj. 1. knowing only one language; monolingual: monoglot travelers. 2. composed in only one language. n. 3. a person with a knowledge of only one language. [1820 30; MONO + GLOT] * * * …   Universalium

  • monoglot — 1. noun a person capable of speaking only a single language 2. adjective capable of speaking only a single language He thought Britain was more monoglot than ever. Syn: monolingual …   Wiktionary

  • monoglot — [ mɒnə(ʊ)glɒt] adjective using or speaking only one language. noun a monoglot person. Origin C19: from Gk monoglōttos, from monos single + glōtta tongue …   English new terms dictionary

  • monoglot — adj. & n. adj. using only one language. n. a monoglot person …   Useful english dictionary

  • monoglot — mÉ‘nÉ™glÉ‘t / mÉ’nÉ™glÉ’t n. speaker of one language adj. characterized by having one language …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monoglot — mono·glot …   English syllables

  • monoglot — mon•o•glot [[t]ˈmɒn əˌglɒt[/t]] adj. 1) ling. knowing only one language; monolingual 2) ling. composed in only one language 3) ling. a person with a knowledge of only one language • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • monoglot — /ˈmɒnoʊglɒt/ (say monohglot) noun 1. a person who speaks only one language (opposed to a polyglot). –adjective 2. of or relating to such a person or group of persons …   Australian English dictionary

  • monoglot —   a.,n. (person) knowing one language only; a. written in one language only …   Dictionary of difficult words

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