[ id-ee-uh-lekt ]
/ ˈɪd i əˌlɛkt /
a person's individual speech pattern.Compare dialect(def 1).
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- idiomuscular contraction
Origin of idiolect
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/ (ˈɪdɪəˌlɛkt) /
the variety or form of a language used by an individual
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