creole continuum

noun Linguistics.

a range of language varieties in an area undergoing decreolization showing a continuous gradation from forms more like the underlying creole to those approaching the standard language.

Nearby words

  1. crenshaw melon,
  2. crenulate,
  3. crenulation,
  4. creodont,
  5. creole,
  6. creole tomato,
  7. creole-fish,
  8. creolize,
  9. creolized,
  10. creon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019