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noun as in natural language

noun as in taste bud

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Example Sentences

There the lingua franca is Cajun French, and folks love to fiddle, dance and most of all, eat.

Koch backed the death penalty, wasn't above a little Archie Bunker-ish lingua franca to get his point across.

Second, will it continue to be a widely used lingua franca, possibly even increase its influence?

Long gone seamen and traders made Italian its lingua franca.

She nods to me and greets her friends in Sesotho, the lingua franca among black South Africans in this mostly-poor region.

Having said this, the Moor asked several questions—through the negro, and always in the Lingua Franca.

He spoke in Lingua Franca, which Foster understood pretty well by that time.

In course of time, Arabic replaced the Aramean dialect, and became the lingua franca of the Jews.

What was coming in was uniformly excited, some panicky, and all in fairly standard Lingua Terra.

Csar sibi fecit nostram confessionem reddi Italica et Gallica lingua.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lingua, such as: spoken language, tongue, and written language.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.