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      abbreviationa shortened form of a word or phrase
      adjectivea word that expresses an attribute of something
      Albanianthe Indo-European language spoken by the people of Albania
      aliasa name that has been assumed temporarily
      alphabeta character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
      ambiguityan expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
      Arabicthe Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects
      ariaan elaborate song for solo voice
      aspirationa manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
      asteriska star-shaped character * used in printing
      autographa person's own signature
      Badea Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
      Balinesethe Indonesian language of the people of Bali
      Bataa Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
      bebopan early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
      blanka piece of material ready to be made into something
      bluegrassa type of country music played at a rapid tempo on banjos and guitars
      boogiean instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
      Bretona Celtic language of Brittany
      brevitythe use of brief expressions
      browsereading superficially or at random
      browsingreading superficially or at random
      Bulgariana Slavic language spoken in Bulgaria
      Burmesethe official language of Burma
      caroljoyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
      catcha break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
      cockneythe nonstandard dialect of natives of the east end of London
      communicationsomething that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
      concertoa composition for orchestra and a soloist
      consonanta speech sound that is not a vowel
      Cornisha Celtic language spoken in Cornwall
      creolea mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages
      cuneiforman ancient wedge-shaped script used in Mesopotamia and Persia
      Danisha Scandinavian language that is the official language of Denmark
      decodera machine that converts a coded text into ordinary language
      devicesomething in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
      diagonala punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
      discourseextended verbal expression in speech or writing
      drifta process of linguistic change over a period of time
      dronean unchanging intonation
      droningan unchanging intonation
      Dutchthe West Germanic language of the Netherlands
      elocutionan expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture
      fadoa sad Portuguese folksong
      Fanga Bantu language spoken in Cameroon
      Farsithe language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
      Flemishone of two official languages of Belgium; closely related to Dutch
      flourisha display of ornamental speech or language
      fusionthe merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
      Gaelicany of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
      glossprovide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
      gnomea short pithy saying expressing a general truth
      gradea degree of ablaut
      Greekthe Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
      gutturala consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
      Gypsythe Indic language of the Gypsies
      Hania Loloish language
      Hawaiianthe Oceanic languages spoken on Hawaii
      hymna song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
      Icelandica Scandinavian language that is the official language of Iceland
      implosionthe initial occluded phase of a stop consonant
      inflectionthe patterns of stress and intonation in a language
      informalused of spoken and written language
      Internationalea revolutionary socialist anthem
      intonationrise and fall of the voice pitch
      Iranianthe modern Persian language spoken in Iran
      Irishthe Celtic language of Ireland
      Italianthe Romance language spoken in Italy
      JohnsonEnglish writer and lexicographer (1709-1784)
      JonesEnglish phonetician (1881-1967)
      Kannadaa Dravidian language spoken in southern India
      Kansasthe Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Kansa
      Latinany dialect of the language of ancient Rome
      Latinoan artificial language based on words common to the Romance languages
      lexicona language user's knowledge of words
      ligaturecharacter consisting of two or more letters combined into one
      linguisticsthe scientific study of language
      Macedonianthe Slavic language of modern Macedonia
      Malaysianthe Malay language spoken in Malaysia
      Mandaa Dravidian language spoken in south central India
      Mansithe Ugric language (related to Hungarian) spoken by the Vogul
      Marithe Finnic language spoken by the Cheremis
      Masaia Nilotic language
      Massachusettsthe Algonquian language of the Massachuset
      maxima saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
      Mayana family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya
      Mirilittle known Kamarupan languages
      modulationrise and fall of the voice pitch
      Mojavethe Yuman language spoken by the Mohave
      Mongoliana family of Altaic language spoken in Mongolia
      monotonean unchanging intonation
      mottoa favorite saying of a sect or political group
      mumblingindistinct enunciation
      mushwriting or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
      NagaKamarupan languages spoken in northeastern India and western Burma
      Navajothe Athapaskan language spoken by the Navaho
      Northerna dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans
      Norwegiana Scandinavian language that is spoken in Norway
      Oceanican eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
      operettaa short amusing opera
      paraphraseexpress the same message in different words
      parlancea manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
      pathosa style that has the power to evoke feelings
      Persianthe language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
      pluralthe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
      Polishthe Slavic language of Poland
      Portuguesethe Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil
      prefixan affix that is added in front of the word
      prosematter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression
      psychobabbleusing language loaded with psychological terminology
      Qiangthe Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Sichuan
      radicala character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram
      ragtimemusic with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
      ramblera person whose speech or writing is not well organized
      redefinegive a new or different definition of (a word)
      Requiema musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
      rhetoricusing language effectively to please or persuade
      Romancethe group of languages derived from Latin
      Romanianan eastern Romance language spoken in Romania
      Romanythe Indic language of the Gypsies
      rondoa musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata
      Russianthe Slavic language that is the official language of Russia
      Scottishthe dialect of English used in Scotland
      scripta particular orthography or writing system
      semanticsthe study of language meaning
      shucksan expression of disappointment or irritation
      Siamesea branch of the Tai languages
      signatureyour name written in your own handwriting
      singsonga regular and monotonous rising and falling intonation
      singularthe form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
      skimreading or glancing through quickly
      skimmingreading or glancing through quickly
      slasha punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
      Slavica branch of the Indo-European family of languages
      slopwriting or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
      sonataa musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms
      soundutter with vibrating vocal chords
      Southwesterna dialect of Middle English
      strokea punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
      synonymous(of words) meaning the same or nearly the same
      syntheticsystematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words
      Tahitianthe Oceanic language spoken on Tahiti
      Taiwaneseany of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
      Thaia branch of the Tai languages
      thorna Germanic character of runic origin
      TibetanHimalayish language spoken in Tibet
      treaclewriting or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
      Turkisha Turkic language spoken by the Turks
      Ukrainianthe Slavic language spoken in the Ukraine
      Vietnamesethe Mon-Khmer language spoken in Vietnam
      vocabularya language user's knowledge of words
      voiceutter with vibrating vocal chords
      vowela speech sound made with the vocal tract open
      wavergive off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency
      WebsterUnited States lexicographer (1758-1843)
      Welsha Celtic language of Wales

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