Definition of modern English in English:

modern English

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[mass noun]
  • The English language as it has been since about 1500.
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    • For example, it is unlikely a speaker of Old English would know modern English, but may have a few clues as to the use of words.
    • He knows classical and modern English literature as few Englishmen or Americans know it, and can quote entire paragraphs from the most unexpected authors.
    • This up-to-date reference book lays out and explains the meanings of allusions in use in modern English language.

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Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtôrtē
a tortoiseshell cat