Definition of the Kaleyard school noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Kaleyard school

BrE BrE//ˈkeɪljɑːd skuːl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪljɑːrd skuːl//
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a group of late 19th century writers who described local town life in Scotland in a romantic way and whose characters speak in dialect (= a form of a language used only in a particular area)