[ dahy-uh-lek-tl ]
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  1. of a dialect.

  2. characteristic of a dialect.

Origin of dialectal

First recorded in 1825–35; dialect + -al1

confusables note For 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

  • di·a·lec·tal·ly, adverb
  • in·ter·di·a·lec·tal, adjective
  • in·ter·di·a·lec·tal·ly, adverb
  • non·di·a·lec·tal, adjective
  • non·di·a·lec·tal·ly, adverb
  • sub·di·a·lec·tal, adjective
  • sub·di·a·lec·tal·ly, adverb

Words that may be confused with dialectal

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

Words Nearby dialectal

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