the above transcription of dialect is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.
dialect is pronounced in three syllables
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video examples of dialect pronunciation
An example use of dialect in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… they speak their own dialect of tibetan …”
meanings of dialect
A variety of a language that is characteristic of a particular area, community, or social group, differing from other varieties of the same language in relatively minor ways as regards grammar, phonology, and lexicon.
Language that is perceived as substandard or wrong.
A lect (often a regional or minority language) as part of a group or family of languages, especially if they are viewed as a single language, or if contrasted with a standardized idiom that is considered the 'true' form of the language (for example, Cantonese as contrasted with Mandarin Chinese, or Bavarian as contrasted with Standard German).
A variant of a non-standardized programming language.
A language existing only in an oral or non-standardized form, especially a language spoken in a developing country or an isolated region.
A variant form of the vocalizations of a bird species restricted to a certain area or population.
dialect frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word dialect occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
topics dialect can be related to
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that dialect can be often used in the following areas: