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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.


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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