Definition of metalinguistic in US English:

metalinguistic

adjective

  • See metalinguistics

    • ‘Smith utilizes a metalinguistic analysis to reinsert the long-neglected importance of the subject into the practice of writing art criticism.’
    • ‘Use, rather than metalinguistic acknowledgement, rationalizes these aspects of language, and a sense of aesthetic accomplishment arises through employing them.’
    • ‘At Stage Five, the student has complete metalinguistic competence and is capable of learning independently.’
    • ‘It has been argued that bilingualism contributes to increased metalinguistic ability.’
    • ‘They attribute this poor performance to the influence of reading experience and less well-developed metalinguistic abilities.’

Pronunciation

metalinguistic

/ˌmɛdəˌlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk//ˌmedəˌliNGˈɡwistik/