Dialect

Definition of Dialect

Di´a`lect
n.1.Means or mode of expressing thoughts; language; tongue; form of speech.
This book is writ in such a dialect
As may the minds of listless men affect.
Bunyan.
The universal dialect of the world.
- South.
2.The form of speech of a limited region or people, as distinguished from ether forms nearly related to it; a variety or subdivision of a language; speech characterized by local peculiarities or specific circumstances; as, the Ionic and Attic were dialects of Greece; the Yorkshire dialect; the dialect of the learned.
In the midst of this Babel of dialects there suddenly appeared a standard English language.
- Earle.
[Charles V.] could address his subjects from every quarter in their native dialect.
- Prescott.

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