Dialect synonyms

dī'ə-lĕkt'
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The definition of language is speech or other forms of communication.
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​(linguistics) Modulation of the voice in speaking; the manner of speaking or pronouncing; a peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice, expressing emotion; tone.
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To speak in argot or jargon.
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Specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture
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Language peculiar to a group; argot or jargon:
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A language or dialect unknown to one so that it seems incomprehensible or outlandish
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Lingo is defined as the special vocabulary of a specific field.
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The everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language.
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A phrase, construction, or expression that is recognized as a unit in the usage of a given language and either differs from the usual syntactic patterns or has a meaning that differs from the literal meaning of its parts taken together (Ex.: not a word did she say; she heard it straight from the horse's mouth)
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Nonstandard speech.
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A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group:
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The power or ability to speak
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(Linguistics) A lect formed from two or more languages which has developed from a pidgin to become a first language.
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Of or relating to dialectology.
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A colloquial word or expression
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Tongue is defined as a spoken language or dialect.
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Language viewed as a system including vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation of a particular community.
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(Linguis.) The total stock of morphemes in a language
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The systematic study of terms
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A usually alphabetized and explained collection of words e.g. of a particular field, or prepared for a specific purpose, often for learning.
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Of or relating to Acadia or its people, language, or culture.
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Of the Cajuns or their dialect or culture
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The dialect of American English spoken in the borough of Brooklyn in New York.
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A creole of English and various African languages spoken on a group of islands off the southern coast of the United States.
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(Informal) Shorter name for Yorkshire pudding.
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A mixed language, or jargon, incorporating the vocabulary of one or more languages with a very simplified form of the grammatical system of one of these and not used as the main language of any of its speakers
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Synonym Study

  • Slang refers to highly informal speech and particularly to new words, phrases, and extended senses, esp. when restricted in use to an identifiable group college slang
  • Lingo is a humorous or mildly contemptuous term applied to any language, dialect, or jargon by one to whom it is unintelligible
  • Argot refers esp. to the secret jargon of thieves and tramps
  • Jargon is used of the special vocabulary and idioms of a particular class, occupational group, etc., esp. by one who is unfamiliar with these
  • Cant refers to the distinctive stock words, phrases, and clichés used by a particular sect, class, etc. clergymen's cant
  • Vernacular today commonly refers to the informal or colloquial spoken variety of a language as distinguished from the formal or literary variety
  • Dialect , in this comparison, refers to a form of a language used within a particular locality or group and differing from the standard language in matters of pronunciation, syntax, etc.
Find another word for dialect. In this page you can discover 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for dialect, like: language, accent, cant, words, slang, jargon, lingo, vernacular, idiom, patois and argot.