mesolect

[mez-uh-lekt, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]

noun Linguistics.

any variety of language in a creole continuum that is intermediate between the basilect and the acrolect.

Compare acrolect, basilect.

Origin of mesolect

Related formsmes·o·lec·tal, adjective
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