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Polyglot

[pä-lee-ɡlät]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, 17th century

1.

A multilingual person

2.

A publication featuring one text in multiple languages

3.

A blend of languages

Examples of Polyglot in a sentence

"She's an accomplished polyglot, speaking seven different languages fluently."

"I'm no polyglot — I barely have a grasp on English, let alone another language."

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About Polyglot

Ziad Vazah might be the ultimate polyglot, or multilingual person. According to Guinness World Records, he knows more languages than anyone on Earth. Fazah can reportedly speak and read as many as 59 different languages.

Did you Know?

Polyglot can also be used as an adjective, meaning "multilingual." For example, a polyglot book is one that is written in multiple different languages.

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