Definition of Dialect. Meaning of Dialect. Synonyms of Dialect

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Definition of Dialect

Dialect
Dialect 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. --Earle. [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 Latin dialectus, dialectos, from the Ancient Gr**** word διάλεκτος, diál****s 'discourse', from διά, diá 'through' and λέγω, légō...
- languages and dialects that are natively spoken across most of northern and southwestern China. The group includes the Beijing dialect, the basis of the...
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- Dialects are linguistic varieties that may differ in pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling and grammar. For the classification of varieties of English only...
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- A dialect continuum or dialect chain is a series of language varieties spoken across some geographical area such that neighboring varieties are mutually...
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- dialects: the local dialects, the dialects of time, and of profession (work jargon). Of local dialects he highlights five main dialects: the dialect of...
- help. The Yorkshire dialect (also known as Broad Yorkshire, Tyke, Yorkie or Yorkshire English) is a dialect, or continuum of dialects, spoken in the Yorkshire...