Share this entry

Share this page

dialect

División en sílabas: di·a·lect
Pronunciación: /ˈdīəˌlekt
 
/

Definición de dialect en inglés:

sustantivo

1A particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group: this novel is written in the dialect of Trinidad
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The Jutes settled in and near Kent, but the dialect for the region is known as Kentish, not Jutish.
  • Many families speak Alsacien, a dialect peculiar to the region, quite different from either French or German.
  • The Thai language has four main dialects, and many regional expressions, so there is plenty of margin for error in communication.
Sinónimos
regional language, local language, local speech, vernacular, patois, idiom;
informal lingo
1.1 Computing A particular version of a programming language.
Example sentences
  • It allows two services to communicate even if they speak two dialects of XML.
  • Logix developers build their programs with either the standard or base Logix dialects.
  • The company has developed a dialect of C to create code for the microengines.

Origen

mid 16th century (denoting the art of investigating the truth of opinions): from French dialecte, or via Latin from Greek dialektos 'discourse, way of speaking', from dialegesthai 'converse with' (see dialogue).

Derivados

dialectal

1
Pronunciación: /ˌdīəˈlektəl/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Over the centuries its grammar has become progressively simplified and increasingly open to dialectal modification, so that grammatical ‘correctness’ is often variable or uncertain.
  • In addition, because there is no explicit definition of ‘awkward’ offered in the test materials, we might expect that the examiner's response may be conditioned by dialectal differences between the examiner and the child.
  • Metalinguistic awareness of degrees of formality, dialectal diversity, and sociolinguistic variation are all candidates for conceptual domains against which profiling takes place, as are the various ‘associations’ of a word.

Words that rhyme with dialect

genuflectidiolectaspect

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día odium
Pronunciación: ˈəʊdɪəm
noun
widespread hatred or disgust for someone…