[ UK /dˈa‍ɪ‍əlɛkt/ ]
[ US /ˈdaɪəˌɫɛkt/ ]
  1. the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
    he has a strong German accent
    the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English
    it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy
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How To Use dialect In A Sentence

  • I go back now and the dialect of the old residents is noticeably absent, replaced by the faux scouse of the Liverpudlian refugees.
  • It is a dialect form of Old Fr. gaite, cognate with watch. The Romance of Names
  • Enraged by the success of "We's Lives," he writes a violent, nihilistic, dialect-strewn thug novel he bitingly titles "My Pafology. A Protean Chronicler of Racial Puzzles
  • Some of these commentators build up dialectics into an alternative to all previous forms of logic, something that supersedes such ordinary reasoning as the simple syllogistic form of argument set out on the first page of this chapter.
  • The outside world gets into our heads, there is a constant dialectic, it is ineradicable. The Saturday interview: Stuart Hall
  • The clinician must be well-attuned to the patient when the patient may be in the process of reconstructing schemas, thinking dialectically, recognizing paradox and generating a revised life narrative.
  • There are southern and northern dialects, each having three regional idioms.
  • Whereas Hegel uses the dialectic to trace the development of the Geist, Marx would apply it to the development of Capital.
  • Nor does he discuss another dialectic, between the Scherzo's anapestic and amphibrach crotchet groups, sublated after the Trio in that startling alla breve succession of equal minims; nor the hunting topos of the Trio.
  • Many dictionaries of Neapolitan dialect from the late eighteenth century onward tell us that pizza, at its simplest, was merely a generic word for all kinds of pies, and for what would be called focaccia or schiacciata elsewhere in Italy, that is, a flat piece of dough dappled with fat or oil and cooked quickly in a hot oven. Delizia!
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