Definition of standard English in English:

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standard English

noun

The form of the English language widely accepted as the usual correct form: children often use native forms at home and speak standard English at school
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  • The use of standard English characterizes the upper classes.
  • The official language is standard English - patois is very rarely spoken today.
  • Standard English, with correct grammar, is spoken in formal situations.

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Syllabification: stand·ard Eng·lish

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