interdialectal

adjective

in·​ter·​di·​a·​lec·​tal ˌin-tər-ˌdī-ə-ˈlek-tᵊl How to pronounce interdialectal (audio)
variants or interdialect
: existing or occurring between dialects
interdialectal borrowing
also, linguistics : characterized by a blending of features from different dialects
In the Kristinestad dialect you can find many such interdialect or compromise forms … Ann-Marie Ivars

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interdialectal was in 1936

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“Interdialectal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interdialectal. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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