Part of speech: noun

A provincial mode of speaking a language, as differing from the accepted literary standard; idiom.

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Usage examples "dialect":

  1. When the man called Dosu Golan shook his head, he continued: " That's Kharanda; it's a dialect spoken by a people in the Ganges Valley, in India, on the Kholghoor Sector of the Fourth Level." - "Time Crime", H. Beam Piper.
  2. The various accents remain, but the old words tend to be forgotten, and we may be in sight of the time when that noble speech shall be degraded to a northern dialect of English. - "Songs of Angus and More Songs of Angus", Violet Jacob.
  3. And for the real noble a whole private dialect is set apart. - "The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)", Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang.