Great Word of the Day: Idiolect

From orators to blabbermouths, we all have an idiolect.


id-ee-uh-lekt ]

This noun refers to:

  1. the individual speech pattern of a person.

Word Origin

Coming from the Greek adjective ídios meaning “private, one’s own or peculiar” and taking –lect from dialect (from Greek diálektos meaning “manner of speech” or the language of a country or district), idiolect entered English in the mid-20th century.

How to use idiolect

His writing conveys an extraordinary ear for accent, rhythm, and idiolect.

Maya Jasanoff, The New Republic, “Rudyard Kipling, American Imperialist,” 22 Aug. 2019


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