If the language you speak in your region is different in vocabulary, grammar and accent than the main form of the language, you speak a dialect. If your cousin in rural Arkansas can't understand your jokes, blame it on differences in dialect.
Both an accent and a dialect contain variations in pronunciation from the standard form of a language. When you speak a dialect, however, you also use different words and grammar, sometimes to such a degree that speakers of the dialect and the standard form of the language have a hard time understanding each other.
n the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
the use of misspellings to identify a colloquial or uneducated speaker
a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard
- Type of:
speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community