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mesolect

[mez-uh-lekt, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
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noun Linguistics.
  1. any variety of language in a creole continuum that is intermediate between the basilect and the acrolect.
Compare acrolect, basilect.

Origin of mesolect

Related formsmes·o·lec·tal, adjective
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