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dialectal

[ dahy-uh-lek-tl ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈlɛk tl /
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adjective
of a dialect.
characteristic of a dialect.
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Origin of dialectal

First recorded in 1825–35; dialect + -al1

words often confused with dialectal

In linguistics dialectal, not dialectical, is the term more commonly used to denote regional or social language variation: Dialectal variation is more marked in the South than elsewhere in the United States. In general writing either term may be found.

OTHER WORDS FROM dialectal

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dialectal

dialectal , dialectical (see confusables note at the current entry)
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