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Definition of dialect:

  1. Means or mode of expressing thoughts; language; tongue; form of speech.
  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.

Synonyms:

phrase, terminology, accent, speech pattern, words, expression, accent mark, stress, idiomatic expression, artistic style, vocabulary, diction, mother tongue, barbarism, cant, langue, lexicon, emphasis, idiom, set phrase, phrasal idiom.

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