dialectology

noun
di·a·lec·tol·o·gy | \-jē \

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 \-ˌlek-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \ adjective
dialectologically \-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of dialectology

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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