Definition of trilingualism in English:

trilingualism

noun

See trilingual

  • ‘As a leading light in the study of trilingualism, our organisation has been involved in research since 1999, supporting postgraduate research in the area, publications by staff members and attendance at international conferences.’
  • ‘Most ethnic minorities in urban areas speak Russian rather than Georgian as a second language, but bilingualism and trilingualism are common, and Russian continues to be understood in most of the country.’
  • ‘Populations were intermixed, and there was a good deal of intermarriage, and bilingualism and trilingualism.’
  • ‘My interest in trilingualism and multilingualism started during my undergraduate studies in linguistic related subjects.’
  • ‘We ought to promote trilingualism and save ‘small languages’ by teaching them.’