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Related / Similar Words: clapper, lingua, glossa, natural language, spit, knife

 

Definition:
  • metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side;
  • the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot;
  • a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity;
  • a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language;
  • a manner of speaking; "he spoke with a thick tongue"; "she has a glib tongue";
  • the tongue of certain animals used as meat;
  • a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea;
  • any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark";
  • lick or explore with the tongue;
  • articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments;

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    Hyponyms: mother tongue, maternal language, first language, tone language, tonal language, creole, Amerind, Amerindian language, American-Indian language, American Indian, Indian, Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo-Aleut language, Sino-Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan language, Austro-Asiatic, Munda-Mon-Khmer, Austronesian, Austronesian language, Papuan, Papuan language, Khoisan, Khoisan language, Indo-European, Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Ural-Altaic, Basque, Elamitic, Elamite, Susian, Kassite, Cassite, Caucasian, Caucasian language, Dravidian, Dravidic, Dravidian language, Afroasiatic, Afro-Asiatic, Afroasiatic language, Afrasian, Afrasian language, Hamito-Semitic, Niger-Kordofanian, Niger-Kordofanian language, Nilo-Saharan, Nilo-Saharan language, sharp tongue, beef tongue, calf's tongue, double tongue, triple-tongue

     

    Part Meronyms: bell, boot, shoe, mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris, throat, pharynx

     

    Derivational Morphology: clap, lingua, glossa, clapper

     

    Language Translations:
    Albanian: gjuhë   Basque: mihi  
    Bosnian: jezik   Breton: teod  
    Bulgarian: език   Catalan: llengua  
    Chinese:   Croatian: jezik  
    Danish: tunge   Dutch: tong  
    Esperanto: lango   Estonian: keel  
    Finnish: kieli   French: langue  
    Frisian: tonge   Galician: lingua  
    German: Zunge   Greek: γλώσσα  
    Hebrew: לשון   Hindi: जीभ  
    Hungarian: nyelv   Icelandic: tunga  
    Ido: lango   Indonesian: lidah  
    Interlingua: lingua   Italian: lingua  
    Japanese:   Korean:  
    Latin: lingua   Malayalam: നാക്ക്  
    Maltese: ilsien   Norwegian: tunge  
    Polish: język   Portuguese: língua  
    Romanian: limbă   Russian: язык  
    Slovak: jazyk   Slovene: jezik  
    Spanish: lengua   Swedish: tunga  
    Tagalog: dila   Telugu: నాలుక  
    Thai: ลิ้น   Turkish: dil  
    Vietnamese: lưỡi  
     
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