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Definition a person who speaks many languages; or something including many languages
  • I envy polyglot travelers.
polyglot = a person who speaks many languages
  • a polyglot Bible containing English, Latin, and Greek translations
  • The captain swore polyglot, very polyglot, polyglot with bloom and blood, but he could do nothing.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • polyglot = in many languages
  • The captain swore polyglot, very polyglot, polyglot with bloom and blood, but he could do nothing.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • polyglot = many languages
  • The captain swore polyglot, very polyglot, polyglot with bloom and blood, but he could do nothing.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • polyglot = many languages
  • The captain swear again, polyglot, and the thin man make him bow, and thank him, and say that he will so far intrude on his kindness as to come aboard before the sailing.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • polyglot = in many languages
  • My friends of the thirst and the language that was of bloom and blood laughed, as they told how the captain's swears exceeded even his usual polyglot, and was more than ever full of picturesque, when on questioning other mariners who were on movement up and down the river that hour, he found that few of them had seen any of fog at all, except where it lay round the wharf.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • polyglot = mixture of languages
  • To the left of the entrance has been fixed the ancient bas-relief, in white marble, of Homer; to the right, the polyglot Bible rears its seven heads.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • No, just a brilliant and talented polyglot.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • Prince Andrew, listening to this polyglot talk and to these surmises, plans, refutations, and shouts, felt nothing but amazement at what they were saying.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I'm not a true polyglot," he said.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • And my uncle ought to have known, for he was a perfect polyglot dictionary in himself.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • It is a strange new kind of army, a polyglot mass of vastly dissimilar men, fighting for union.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • You're no polyglot!
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • The sanatorium library was a polyglot affair with many illustrated works—an expanded version of the sort of thing that serves to entertain patients in a dentist's waiting room—and offered its services free of charge.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • In bursts of activity the polyglot of women came and went, clustered in groups, hurried, loitered, very often waited, and almost always chattered in an overwhelming rush of noise, accents, and emotions mixing into swirling eddies of language.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Kirsch emerging presently from the neighbourhood of the hold, where he had been bellowing instructions intermingled with polyglot oaths to the ship's men engaged in secreting the passengers' luggage, came to give an account of himself to his brother interpreters.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Doubtless because of her proficiency in other tongues, Sophie was far and away the prize student among this motley of striving scholars, a polyglot group but mainly Yiddish-speaking refugees from all the destroyed corners of Europe; her excellence had no doubt attracted Mr. Youngstein to her, although Sophie was hardly so lacking in self-awareness as to be unmindful of the fact that her simple physical presence might have worked upon the young man its plainly troubling effect.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • "Is he dumb?" cried the Professor, who was rather proud of his polyglot knowledge of languages, and made the same demand in French.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • from Java, a coffee-planter—would hardly be an incentive, or beuer, would not of itself be sufficient cause for us to introduce Pieter Peeperkorn (for that was what he called himself, saying, "Pieter Peeperkorn will now regale himself with a schnapps") at this late juncture in our story; for, good Lord, what shades and hues were not to be found in the society of the successful institution under the medical management of Hofrat Doctor Behrens, that polyglot of the idiomatic phrase.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain

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