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dialectology

[ dahy-uh-lek-tol-uh-jee ]
/ 藢da瑟 蓹 l蓻k藞t蓲l 蓹 d蕭i /
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noun, plural di路a路lec路tol路o路gies for 2.
Linguistics. the study dealing with dialects and dialect features.
the linguistic features of a dialect or of the dialects of a language.
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Origin of dialectology

First recorded in 1875鈥80; dialect + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM dialectology

di路a路lec路to路log路ic [dahy-uh-lek-tl-oj-ik], /藢da瑟 蓹藢l蓻k tl藞蓲d蕭 瑟k/, di路a路lec路to路log路i路cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dialectology

dialectology
/ (藢da瑟蓹l蓻k藞t蓲l蓹d蕭瑟) /

noun
the study of dialects and dialectal variations

Derived forms of dialectology

dialectological (藢da瑟蓹藢l蓻kt蓹藞l蓲d蕭瑟kl), adjectivedialectologically, adverbdialectologist, noun
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