Definition of dialect. Meaning of dialect. Synonyms of dialect
Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word dialect. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word dialect and, of course, dialect synonyms and on the right images related to the word dialect.
Definition of dialect
DialectDialect Di"a*lect, n. [F. dialecte, L. dialectus, fr. Gr. ?,
fr. ? to converse, discourse. See Dialogue.]
1. Means or mode of expressing thoughts; language; tongue;
form of speech.
This book is writ in such a dialect As may the minds
of listless men affect. Bunyan. The universal
dialect of the world. --South.
2. The form of speech of a limited region or people, as
distinguished from ether forms nearly related to it; a
variety or subdivision of a language; speech characterized
by local peculiarities or specific circumstances; as, the
Ionic and Attic were dialects of Greece; the Yorkshire
dialect; the dialect of the learned.
In the midst of this Babel of dialects there
suddenly appeared a standard English language.
[Charles V.] could address his subjects from every
quarter in their native dialect. --Prescott.
Syn: Language; idiom; tongue; speech; phraseology. See
Language, and Idiom.
Meaning of dialect from wikipedia
- the term dialect
(from the ancient greek
word Διάλεκτος diálektos, 'discourse', from wikt:διά , διά diá, 'through' + wikt:λέγω , λέγω
- a number
of different korean dialects
in the korean peninsula
. and each dialect's 'territory' corresponds closely
- american english
is a set of dialect
s of the english language
in the united states
two-thirds of the world's
- occasionally, the alemannic dialects spoken
in other countries
are grouped together
german, as well, especially
- many regional language varieties sometimes grouped together
as the chinese
dialects, the primary
ones being mandarin
, wu , yue , and min .
- is a group
of japanese dialects
in the kansai region
(kinki region) of japan. in japanese, kansai-ben is the common
name and it is
- this is a list of dialects
of the english language
s are linguistic varieties which differ
- 'common language'), and while
it was based initially
on the tokyo dialect
, the language
of japan's capital
gone in its own
in the vicinity
) in southern china
, and is often regarded
as the prestige dialect
of yue .
- the yorkshire dialect refers
to the varieties
used in the northern england historic county
. tyke the dialect