Definition of 'dialect'
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He often makes use of dialect and terms local to his native Northamptonshire. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I work with dialect coaches to get his accent right and physically I want him to look a certain way too. The Sun (2016)The empire embraced a variety of ethnic groups who spoke a variety of languages and dialects. Christianity Today (2000)The telephone map showed some overlap with a map of modern regional dialects. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She addressed him in the local dialect. Man of Honour (2007)Lessons in local dialects are also available. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But at the same time regional accents and dialects were disappearing, along with regional identities. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Thick dialect, foul language and miserable shenanigans are all present and correct. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I notice that he had a dialect coach. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Such is the concern about local dialects disappearing in Britain that a campaign has been launched to save them. The Sun (2009)That was my dialect coach. The Sun (2012)Moreover, the view that certain dialects of standard languages are "inferior" forms of speech reflects class and ethnic biases. Cultural Anthropology (1995)A sense of regional pride persists and at home many people speak in dialects that are incomprehensible to other Italians. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She added: 'I worked with a dialect coach and just tried my best. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We've got to be careful we don't lose our regional dialects. The Sun (2011)Then, there are scores of regional dialects, encompassing numerous variations of the same language. A Rock and a Hard Place (1994)It is a democracy that is conducted in 15 languages and 844 dialects. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Is it a particular regional dialect, a social one, or a little of each? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)Almost by definition this would require an efficient infrastructure of roads and navigation, and of course language and dialects that must have been mutually comprehensible. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)TWO brothers who are the last people to speak a Scots dialect are to be recorded to preserve it for future generations. The Sun (2007)He was fluent in Arabic and many dialects - an invaluable skill in his shadowy world of spies and spooks. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And if the media are so powerful why have regional accents and dialects not disappeared in the wake of national radio and TV? Television - policy and culture (1990)Things I've been practising with my dialect coach for the last three weeks? Times, Sunday Times (2015)I had a dialect coach on the set of the film and he advised me to look at myself naked in the mirror, to tame myself. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'dialect'
British English: dialect /ˈdaɪəˌlɛkt/ NOUN
A dialect is a form of a language spoken in a particular area.
They began to speak rapidly in dialect.
- American English: dialect
- Arabic: لَهْجَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: dialeto
- Chinese: 方言
- Croatian: narječje
- Czech: nářečí
- Danish: dialekt
- Dutch: dialect
- European Spanish: dialecto
- Finnish: murre
- French: dialecte
- German: Dialekt
- Greek: διάλεκτος
- Italian: dialetto
- Japanese: 方言
- Korean: 방언
- Norwegian: dialekt
- Polish: dialekt
- European Portuguese: dialeto
- Romanian: dialect
- Russian: диалект
- Spanish: dialecto
- Swedish: dialekt
- Thai: ภาษาท้องถิ่น
- Turkish: lehçe
- Ukrainian: діалект
- Vietnamese: tiếng địa phương
Definition of dialect from the Collins English Dictionary
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