graph·​o·​lect ˈgra-fə-ˌlekt How to pronounce grapholect (audio)
: a standard written language

Word History


grapho- + -lect (as in dialect)

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grapholect was in 1977

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“Grapholect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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