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bi·lin·gual / bīˈlinggwəl/ • adj. (of a person) speaking two languages fluently: a bilingual secretary. ∎  (of a text or an activity) written or conducted in two languages: bilingual dictionaries bilingual education. ∎  (of a country, city, etc.) using two languages, esp. officially: the town is virtually bilingual in Dutch and German. DERIVATIVES: bi·lin·gual·ism / -ˌlizəm/ n.

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bilingual •Ethel • lethal • brothel • betrothal •Cavell, cavil, gavel, gravel, ravel, travel •Havel, larval, marvel, Marvell, rondavel •bedevil, bevel, devil, dishevel, kevel, level, revel, split-level •daredevil • she-devil • eye level •naval, navel •coeval, evil, Khedival, medieval, primeval, retrieval, shrieval, upheaval •civil, drivel, shrivel, snivel, swivel •carnival • Percival • perspectival •festival • aestival (US estival) •adjectival, arrival, deprival, genitival, imperatival, infinitival, outrival, relatival, revival, rival, substantival, survival •archival •grovel, hovel, novel •oval •approval, removal •Lovell, shovel •interval • serval • narwhal •coequal, equal, prequel, sequel •bilingual, lingual, monolingual, multilingual •rorqual • Hywel •Daniel, spaniel