[ ak-ruh-lekt ]

  1. the variety of language in a creole continuum that approximates most closely the standard variety of a major international language, as the English spoken in Guyana or Jamaica.

Origin of acrolect

First recorded in 1960–65; acro- + (dia)lect

Other words from acrolect

  • ac·ro·lec·tal, adjective

Words Nearby acrolect Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023