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Synonyms for language
ˈlæŋ gwɪdʒlan·guage

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Wiktionary

  1. languagenoun

    Nonverbal communication.

    body language

    Synonyms:
    speech, parlance, lingo, tongue

  2. languagenoun

    A computer language.

    Synonyms:
    computer language, programming language

  3. languagenoun

    The particular words used in speech or a passage of text.

    Synonyms:
    lexis, phraseology, phrasing, word, wording, term

  4. languagenoun

    Synonyms:
    phraseology, jargon, terminology

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. language

    Language (French langage < Latin lingua, the tongue) signified originally expression of thought by spoken words, but now in its widest sense it signifies expression of thought by any means; as, the language of the eyes, the language of flowers. As regards the use of words, language in its broadest sense denotes all the uttered sounds and their combinations into words and sentences that human beings employ for the communication of thought, and, in a more limited sense, the words or combinations forming a means of communication among the members of a single nation, people, or race. Speech involves always the power of articulate utterance; we can speak of the language of animals, but not of their speech. A tongue is the speech or language of some one people, country, or race. A dialect is a special mode of speaking a language peculiar to some locality or class, not recognized as in accordance with the best usage; a barbarism is a perversion of a language by ignorant foreigners, or some usage akin to that. Idiom refers to the construction of phrases and sentences, and the way of forming or using words; it is the peculiar mold in which each language casts its thought. The great difficulty of translation is to give the thought expressed in one language in the idiom of another. A dialect may be used by the highest as well as the lowest within its range; a patois is distinctly illiterate, belonging to the lower classes; those who speak a patois understand the cultured form of their own language, but speak only the degraded form, as in the case of the Italian lazzaroni or the former negro slaves in the United States. Vernacular, from the Latin, has the same general sense as the Saxon mother tongue, of one's native language, or that of a people; as, the Scriptures were translated into the vernacular. Compare DICTION.

    Synonyms:
    barbarism, dialect, diction, expression, idiom, mother tongue, patois, speech, tongue, vernacular, vocabulary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. language, linguistic communicationnoun

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

    "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"

    Synonyms:
    words, linguistic process, linguistic communication, speech, terminology, spoken language, oral communication, lyric, spoken communication, nomenclature, speech communication, voice communication

  2. speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communicationnoun

    (language) communication by word of mouth

    "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"

    Synonyms:
    words, manner of speaking, spoken communication, terminology, delivery, linguistic process, actor's line, talking to, speech communication, lecture, voice communication, oral communication, lyric, linguistic communication, address, spoken language, nomenclature, speech

  3. lyric, words, languagenoun

    the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number

    "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language"

    Synonyms:
    oral communication, nomenclature, spoken communication, wrangle, run-in, linguistic process, actor's line, speech communication, words, voice communication, spoken language, quarrel, dustup, terminology, lyric poem, row, lyric, linguistic communication, speech

  4. linguistic process, languagenoun

    the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication

    "he didn't have the language to express his feelings"

    Synonyms:
    words, linguistic process, linguistic communication, speech, terminology, spoken language, oral communication, lyric, spoken communication, nomenclature, speech communication, voice communication

  5. language, speechnoun

    the mental faculty or power of vocal communication

    "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"

    Synonyms:
    nomenclature, spoken communication, terminology, delivery, linguistic process, actor's line, talking to, speech communication, words, voice communication, oral communication, lyric, linguistic communication, address, spoken language, manner of speaking, speech, lecture

  6. terminology, nomenclature, languagenoun

    a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline

    "legal terminology"; "biological nomenclature"; "the language of sociology"

    Synonyms:
    words, linguistic process, linguistic communication, speech, oral communication, terminology, spoken language, nomenclature, lyric, spoken communication, speech communication, voice communication

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. languagenoun

    Synonyms:
    speech, tongue, vernacular, idiom, dialect, mother-tongue, vulgar tongue, native tongue, oral speech

  2. languagenoun

    Synonyms:
    style, expression, phraseology, diction, form of expression

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How to use language in a sentence?

  1. Annie Dillard, _Pilgrim at Tinker Creek_:

    There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable. There is no way you can tell the child that if language had been a melody, he had mastered it and done well, but that since it was in fact a sense, he had botched it utterly.

  2. Chief Bobby Long:

    Peoplethat need a little extra attention or are maybe showing signs of irritability,stress, depression, whatever it could be; he will really focus in on thatperson and then he wants my attention, some of the science behindthat shows that dogs can pick up on pheromones that people emit when they arehighly stressed and some science points to body language, cues that peopleleave.

  3. Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley:

    America is not a melting pot. We do not all share the same values, beliefs, religion or even language. What unites us is the law. The law we all freely and voluntarily consent to. The law that says rape, robbery and murder are evil and should be prohibited in a civilized society. We ask law enforcement to represent us in prohibiting these evil acts. They stand on the blue line which separates law and order on one side and chaos and anarchy on the other. There can be no middle ground, so choose which side of the line you will stand on.

  4. Charles Boberg of McGill University:

    The speaker is obviously a native speaker of Arabic, given the way he speaks that language and the influence it has on his English but his English is extremely fluent, to a level I would label near-native.

  5. Horace Bushnell:

    If you had the seeds of pestilence in your body you would not have a more active contagion that you have in your tempers, tastes, and principles. Simply to be in this world, whatever you are, is to exert an influence, compared with which mere language and persuasion are feeble.


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