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|Noun||1.||non-standard speech - speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community|
speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication, oral communication, speech, language - (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
dialect, idiom, accent - the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"; "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"
localism - a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality
regionalism - a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region
telegraphese - language characterized by terseness and ellipsis as in telegrams
vernacular - the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
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