mesolect

[ mez-uh-lekt, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ ˈmɛz əˌlɛkt, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə- /

noun Linguistics.

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

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Compare acrolect, basilect.

Origin of mesolect

OTHER WORDS FROM mesolect

mes·o·lec·tal, adjective
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