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Definition of the noun american english

What does american english mean as a name of something?


  1. the English language as used in the United States

Definition of the adjective american english

What does american english mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Of or relating to, or spoken or written in American English.


American English is a musical group.

  • albums: "American English Live!", "1971 What If..."


  1. "American English" a.k.a. "American/English" is Acoustic Alchemy's fourth album release on the Higher Octave Music label, and contains eleven tracks, making it also their shortest album with the label to date.
  2. "American English" is a 1987 album by Wax, and includes their hit single "Bridge to Your Heart". The album cover, designed by Storm Thorgerson, shows objects that all refer to wax.
    • released in (29 years ago)
  3. "American English" is a song by Scottish rock band Idlewild, from their 2002 album The Remote Part. It was released as the second single from the album in June 2002 and charted at #15 in the UK Singles Chart. It features piano performed by sometime band member Jeremy Mills.
  4. "American English" is a musical single of Idlewild.
    • released in (13 years ago)


  1. "American English" is a book by Mabel Goddard.
  2. "American English" is a book by Gilbert Milligan Tucker.
  3. "American English" is a book by F. J. J. Peters.
    • also known as "American English: a handbook and sociolinguistic perspective"


American English is a set of dialects of the English language used mostly in the United States. Approximately two-thirds of the world's native speakers of English live in the United States. The predominant accent of American English that is most free from regional, ethnic, or cultural distinctions is the accent known as General American.

  • also known as อังกฤษอเมริกัน, 美国英语

Phrases with American English

  1. American English Spelling
  2. african american english

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for American English

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Google previewNTC's Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions (1995)

by Richard Spears, Betty Birner, Steven Kleinedler

NTC's Dictionary EVERYDAY AMERICAN ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS Presented According to Topic and Situation Richard A. Spears, Betty Bimer, and Steven Kleinedler The Most cticalGuide to Common English Expressions NTC's Dictionary ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

To answer this question, we have only to look at the differences between modern American English and modern British English. In the space of three of four centuries, they have grown apart so that although we can still understand each other, ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies (2012)

by Michael Pearce

American English favours -ize over -ise (generalize, subsidize), although -ise is losing out to -ize in British spelling. It also prefers -er to -re in words like theatre, center and meager, and -se over -ce in words such as offense and defense.

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Popular Culture [4 volumes] (2010)

by Jessie Carney Smith

See Social Activists Actors and Performers Adams, Yolanda Adoptions Aerosol Art Affirmative Action Africa and the African Diaspora African American English. See Black English African Americans ...

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