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di·a·lect

dialect

 
 
pronunciation:
daI lekt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a variety of a language that is peculiar to a region, social class, or occupation and that differs from the standard language in pronunciation, usage, and vocabulary.
When she moved to the north country, it took some time to accustom herself to the dialect of English spoken there.
synonyms:
idiom, speech, tongue
similar words:
creole, language, lingua franca, pidgin, regionalism, vernacular
definition 2: a language that is part of a group of languages sharing a common origin, or that is one of several varieties making up the language of a culture that has no single standard.
similar words:
language, vernacular
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derivations: dialectal (adj.), dialectally (adv.)
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