- American English
- /əˌmɛrɪkən ˈɪŋglɪʃ/ (say uh.merikuhn 'ingglish)
1. the English language as used in the United States, including all varieties whether regional or social. Compare Black English.
2. the major dialects of the English language broadly identified with the United States, characterised by the pronunciation, lexis, and idiom typical of those born and educated in the United States; often in contrast with other such national dialects, in particular, British English.
3. (formerly) a notional form of American English, in particular a norm of pronunciation, which arrives at a normative standard by excluding marked regionalisms; General American.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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