acrolectal, adj.
/ak"reuh lekt'/, n. Ling.
the variety of language in a creole continuum that approximates most closely the standard variety of a major international language, as the English spoken in Guyana or Jamaica. Cf. basilect, mesolect.
[1960-65; ACRO- + (DIA)LECT]

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