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universal language

an auxiliary language that is used and understood everywhere.
any kind of expression that is used and understood everywhere:
Music is a universal language. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself.

    Why we should read S. P. B. Mais
  • Suddenly we caught a strong emanation, in the universal language.

    The Death-Traps of FX-31 Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • The universal language has its obvious advantages, but the speech of one's fathers wings thought straightest to the mind.

    Vampires of Space Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • The universal language of humanity is neither Volapuk, nor Esperanto, nor Ido.

    Second Sight Sepharial
  • It might be a universal language if we ourselves were universal in our sympathies.

    The Book of Tea Kakuzo Okakura

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