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dialect    : [d'ɑɪəl,ɛkt]
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.
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This book is writ in such a dialect
As may the minds of listless men affect.
Bunyan.
The universal dialect of the world. --South.
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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.
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In the midst of this Babel of dialects there
suddenly appeared a standard English language.
--Earle.
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[Charles V.] could address his subjects from every
quarter in their native dialect. --Prescott.

Syn: Language; idiom; tongue; speech; phraseology. See
{Language}, and {Idiom}.
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dialect
n 1: the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a
specific group of people; "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" [synonym: {dialect}, {idiom}, {accent}]

74 Moby Thesaurus words for "dialect":
Acadian, Anglo-Indian, Brooklynese, Cajun, Canadian French,
Cockney, French Canadian, Gullah, Midland, Midland dialect,
New England dialect, Pennsylvania Dutch, Yankee, Yorkshire, accent,
argot, brogue, bundle of isoglosses, burr, cant, choice of words,
class dialect, composition, dialect atlas, dialect dictionary,
dialectal, diction, expression, formulation, grammar, idiom,
idiomatic, isogloss, jargon, language, langue, lingo, lingua,
linguistic atlas, linguistic community, linguistic island, local,
local dialect, localism, locution, parlance, parole, patois,
patter, personal usage, phrase, phraseology, phrasing, pidgin,
pronunciation, provincial, provincialism, regional,
regional accent, regionalism, rhetoric, slang, speech,
speech community, subdialect, talk, tongue, usage, use of words,
usus loquendi, verbiage, vernacular, wordage, wording




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  • pronunciation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    Pronunciation Pronunciation means how we say words Most people speak the dialect of standard English with an accent that belongs to the part of the country they come from or live in Learners of British English commonly hear RP (received pronunciation), which is an accent often used on the BBC and other news media and in some course materials
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    Giovanelli, who spoke English very cleverly--Winterbourne afterward learned that he had practiced the idiom upon a great many American heiresses-- addressed her a great deal of very polite nonsense; he was extremely urbane, and the young American, who said nothing, reflected upon that profundity of Italian cleverness which enables people to
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