Meaning of “dead language” in the English Dictionary

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"dead language" in British English

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dead languagenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌded ˈlæŋ.ɡwɪdʒ/ us /ˌded ˈlæŋ.ɡwɪdʒ/

a language that is no longer spoken by anyone as their main language:

(Definition of “dead language” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dead language" in American English

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dead languagenoun [ C ]

/ˈded ˈlæŋ·ɡwɪdʒ/

a language that is no longer used for ordinary communication:

Latin is a dead language.

(Definition of “dead language” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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