Definition of Dialects
1. Noun. (plural of dialect) ¹
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Definition of Dialects
1. dialect [n] - See also: dialect
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dialects
Literary usage of Dialects
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"4. The Illyrian group, represented by the Albanian. 3. Greek, with its many dialects and marvelous literature. The chief ancient dialects were Attic-Ionic, ..."
2. The native races of the Pacific states of North America by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1875)
"Tho national and tribal distinctions given in the first volume of this work will, for the most part, serve as divisions for languages and dialects; ..."
3. Classical Weekly (1910)
"tention paid to the phases of the dialects that appear in literature. The treatment of Attic is commensurate with that of the other dialects, ..."
4. Amenities of Literature: Consisting of Sketches and Characters of English by Isaac Disraeli, Benjamin Disraeli (1864)
"dialects reflect the general language diversified by localities. ... All nations have had dialects. Greece had them, as France and Italy have them now. ..."
5. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"On other dialects, struggling against the spreading Semitic tongues (Tigré. ... Similar dialects are those of the Sid(rl)Ama tribes, south of Abyssinia, ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"—As above remarked, the Scandinavian dialects are not grouped, so far as their ... Leaving out of account the Icelandic dialects and those of the Faroes, ..."
7. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1900)
"If the community is too large or unwieldy to admit of this intercourse, the language begins to split up into an infinite number of dialects, each dialect ..."
8. Principles of English Etymology by Walter William Skeat (1887)
"THE NATIVE ELEMENT : THE OLDEST dialects. § 31. In the last Chapter specimens have been given of the three principal dialects of the Middle-English, ..."