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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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