acrolect etymology

English word acrolect comes from English -lect ((language) variety.), English acro- (Extremity. Peak. Sharp. Tip.)

Detailed word origin of acrolect

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-lect English (eng) (language) variety.
acro- English (eng) Extremity. Peak. Sharp. Tip.
acrolect English (eng) (linguistics) The variety of speech that is considered most suitable for formal occasions (typically using only standard forms); opposed to mesolect and basilect.

Words with the same origin as acrolect

Descendants of -lect
basilect basilectalization chronolect cryptolect ethnolect ethnolectal genderlect idiolect idiolectic lect lectal matrilect medialect mesilect mesolect mesolectal mimolect multiethnolect paralect patrilect sociolect topolect xenolect
Descendants of acro-
acroagnosis acroanaesthesia acroasphyxia acrobrachycephaly acrocallosal acrocephaly acrocyanosis acrocyanotic acrodermatosis acrodrome acrodysplasia acrofacial acrognosis acrohyperhidrosis acroleukopathy acromelalgia acropathy acrophase acrophobia acrophony acrophyte acropigmentation acrosyndesis beth