Meaning of diglossic in English:

diglossic

See synonyms for diglossic

adjective

Linguistics

See diglossia

‘Schwyzertüütsch is the common spoken German in Switzerland, a dialect more than most others in diglossic contrast with the written and printed language.’
  • ‘I showed in Chapter 2 that where bilingualism exists at the societal or individual level, the two languages are functionally differentiated and coexist in a diglossic relationship.’
  • ‘Thus, the fact that a language is diglossic is actually a feature of the linguistic culture of the area where that language is used, rather than of the language per se.’
  • ‘A non-mainstream language will survive only in ‘a diglossic relation’ with the mainstream language.’
  • ‘Creole and French coexist in a diglossic relationship.’