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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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