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sublanguage

[ suhb-lang-gwij ]
/ ˈsʌbˌlæŋ gwɪdʒ /
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noun

a subvariety of language used in a particular field or by a particular social group and characterized especially by distinctive vocabulary.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of sublanguage

First recorded in 1930–35; sub- + language
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