speech community

noun

Definition of speech community

: a group of people sharing characteristic patterns of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation

First Known Use of speech community

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Speech community.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speech%20community. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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