A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group:
Whining, singsong speech, esp. as used by beggars
A language considered as part of a larger family of languages or a linguistic branch. Not in scientific use:
A speech form or an expression of a given language that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its elements, as in keep tabs on.
The specialized language of a trade, profession, or similar group, especially when viewed as difficult to understand by outsiders:
The specialized vocabulary of a particular field or social group, especially when viewed as unfamiliar:
A kind of language occurring chiefly in casual and playful speech, made up typically of coinages and figures of speech that are deliberately used in place of standard terms for added raciness, humor, irreverence, or other effect.
The native language or dialect of a country or place
(--- Archaic) The ability to communicate by this means
(Linguis.) The total stock of morphemes in a language
The vocabulary of technical terms used in a particular field, subject, science, or art; nomenclature.
An interrelated group of nonverbal symbols, signs, gestures, etc. used for communication or expression in a particular art, skill, etc.
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