dialectology

noun
di·​a·​lec·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌdī-ə-ˌlek-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce dialectology (audio) \

Definition of dialectology

1 : the systematic study of dialect
2 : the body of data available for study of a dialect

Other Words from dialectology

dialectological \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˌlek-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce dialectology (audio) \ adjective
dialectologically \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˌlek-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce dialectology (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of dialectology

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dialectology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialectology. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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