Synonyms for LANGUAGEˈlæŋ gwɪdʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. language, linguistic communication(noun)

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

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

  2. speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication(noun)

    (language) communication by word of mouth

    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, language, spoken language, nomenclature, speech

  3. lyric, words, language(noun)

    the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number

    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, language, lyric, linguistic communication, speech

  4. linguistic process, language(noun)

    the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication

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

  5. language, speech(noun)

    the mental faculty or power of vocal communication

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

  6. terminology, nomenclature, language(noun)

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. language(noun)

    Nonverbal communication.

    Synonyms:
    tongue, speech, parlance, lingo

  2. language(noun)

    A computer language.

    Synonyms:
    programming language, computer language

  3. language(noun)

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

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

  4. language(noun)

    Synonyms:
    phraseology, jargon, terminology

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  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

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