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Another word for dialect

Noun
  1. A variety of a language that differs from the standard form

  2. See also:

    words

  3. A system of terms used by a people sharing a history and culture

  4. See also:

    words

  5. Specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture

  6. See also:

    words

Another word for dialect

Noun

    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.