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English noun: dialect

1. dialect (communication) the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsaccent, idiom


Broader (hypernym)non-standard speech


Narrower (hyponym)eye dialect, patois


Domain usage membersbang, euphonious, forrad, forrard, forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, spang









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