What is another word for dialects?

39 synonyms found


[ dˈa͡ɪ͡əlɛkts], [ dˈa‍ɪ‍əlɛkts], [ d_ˈaɪə_l_ɛ_k_t_s]

Dialects are regional variations in language that are spoken by a particular group of people. Synonyms for dialects could include accents or vernaculars, which refer to the specific ways people pronounce words or use phrases that are unique to their region. Other synonyms include patois, pidgin or creole, which refer to languages that have been influenced by other cultures or that have evolved from contact between different languages. Jargon or slang could also be considered synonyms for dialects, as they are specific to certain professions or social groups. Ultimately, dialects are a fascinating aspect of language that can tell us a lot about the cultural and historical roots of a particular community.

Related words: study dialects, vernacular dialects, regional dialects, north america dialects, english dialects

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    A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
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      forms of language, modes of expression, styles of speaking, varieties of language.

    Usage examples for Dialects

    When Poland enjoyed a distinctive nationality, no less than six different dialects were spoken in the several provinces of the kingdom.
    "Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
    Maturin M. Ballou
    By six o'clock in the morning everything was in readiness, and they steamed out of harbour, taking the two prisoners with them, an interpreter skilled in the Chinese dialects, and several gentlemen who went for curiosity and excitement.
    "A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
    Fanny Loviot
    It has decided affinities with those of the Mandingo tongues to the north, the Fanti dialects of the Gold Coast, and, in all probability, still closer ones with those of the Ivory coast.
    "The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies"
    Robert Gordon Latham

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