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dialect

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dialect

  1. the special terms or expressions of a particular group or field <the promotional team for the new computer used a dialect full of acronyms that the press found difficult to follow> Synonyms argot, cant, terminology, jargon, jive, language, lingo, patois, patter, shop, shoptalk, slang, vocabularyRelated Words colloquial, colloquialism, idiom, localism, parlance, pidgin, provincialism, regionalism, speech, vernacular, vernacularism; slanguage; bureaucratese, computerese, cyberspeak, educationese, governmentese, journalese, technobabble





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