Definition of modern languages in English:

modern languages

Syllabification: mod·ern lan·guages


  • European languages (especially French and German) as a subject of study, as contrasted with classical Latin and Greek.
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    • The son of a postman, he was a Cambridge University graduate in modern languages (German and French).
    • He also praised the advances the University had made in subjects such as Arabic, modern languages such as French, Spanish and Italian, mathematics and science.
    • This consisted of humanist subjects such as English, history, classical and modern languages alongside ‘realist’ or practical vocational subjects such as mathematics and science.

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Word of the day grotesquerie
Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively