dialect Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “dialect” - English Dictionary

Definition of "dialect" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

dialectnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈdɑɪ·əˌlekt/
grammar a ​form of a ​language that is ​spoken in a ​particularpart of a ​country or by a ​particulargroup of ​people and that ​contains some words, ​grammar, or pronunciations (= the ​ways in which words are said) that are different from the ​forms used in other ​parts or by other ​groups
(Definition of dialect from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
(Definition of dialect from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dialect”
in Korean 방언, 사투리…
in Arabic لَهْجة…
in Malaysian loghat…
in French dialecte…
in Russian диалект…
in Chinese (Traditional) 方言,土語,地方話…
in Italian dialetto…
in Turkish lehçe…
in Polish dialekt, gwara…
in Spanish dialecto…
in Vietnamese thổ ngữ…
in Portuguese dialeto…
in Thai ภาษาถิ่น…
in German der Dialekt…
in Catalan dialecte…
in Japanese 方言…
in Chinese (Simplified) 方言,土语,地方话…
in Indonesian dialek…
What is the pronunciation of dialect?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More