Means or mode of expressing thoughts; language; tongue; form of speech.
The form of speech of a limited region or people, as distinguished from ether forms nearly related to it; a variety or subdivision of a language; speech characterized by local peculiarities or specific circumstances; as, the Ionic and Attic were dialects of Greece; the Yorkshire dialect; the dialect of the learned.
Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all. Walt Whitman
I've found that good dialogue tells you not only what people are saying or how they're communicating but it tells you a great deal - by dialect and tone, content and circumstance - about the quality of the character. E. O. Wilson
An academic dialect is perfected when its terms are hard to understand and refer only to one another. Mason Cooley
Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel. Thomas Hardy
Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time. Doris Lessing