Definition of diglossic in English:

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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Creole and French coexist in a diglossic relationship.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A non-mainstream language will survive only in ‘a diglossic relation’ with the mainstream language.’