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Definitions and Synonyms of dialect | Another word for dialect | What is dialect?

Definition 1: the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where dialect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English
  • he has a strong German accent
  • it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy

Synonyms for dialect in the sense of this definition

(dialect is a kind of ...) speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community

(... is a kind of dialect ) the use of misspellings to identify a colloquial or uneducated speaker

(... is a kind of dialect ) a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard

(dialect is the usage domain for ...) leap, jerk, bang

"Bullets spanged into the trees"

(dialect is the usage domain for ...) (of speech or dialect) pleasing in sound; not harsh or strident

"her euphonious Southern speech"

(dialect is the usage domain for ...) at or to or toward the front

"he faced forward" "step forward" "she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine"

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