Definition of mesolect in English:

mesolect

Syllabification: mes·o·lect
Pronunciation: /ˈmezəˌlekt, ˈmesə-, ˈmēzə-, ˈmēsə-/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

  • (Relative to the acrolect and the basilect) an intermediate dialect or variety of a particular language (used especially in the study of Creoles).

Derivatives

mesolectal

Pronunciation: /ˌmezəˈlektəl, ˌmesə-, ˌmēzə-, ˌmēsə-/
adjective

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