Definition of world language in English:

world language

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  • 1A language known or spoken in many countries.
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    • Not to be outdone, the French, ever concerned about the inevitable decline of their language as a world language, have decided to emulate the Anglo-Saxons by beginning to put online the whole content of the Bibliothèque Nationale.
    • In the past decade there's been no let-up in the way that English has continued to grow as a world language.
    • Then in her last few paragraphs she gets to what one might reasonably think is the point, the establishment of English as a world language.
  • 1.1An artificial language for international use: there have been attempts to introduce a standard world language
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    • The President reckoned that although English was doing quite well as a world language, they wanted Esperanto to become the next world language.
    • I think Esperanto should be the world language!

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody