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Meaning of COLLOQUIAL

Pronunciation:  ku'lowkweeul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation; "wrote her letters in a colloquial style"; "the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English"
 

COLLOQUIAL is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: conversational, informal
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Col*lo"qui*al\, a. [See {Colloqui}.]
Pertaining to, or used in, conversation, esp. common and
familiar conversation; conversational; hence, unstudied;
informal; as, colloquial intercourse; colloquial phrases; a
colloquial style. -- {Col*lo"qui*al*ly}, adv.

      His [Johnson's] colloquial talents were, indeed, of the
      highest order.                           --Macaulay.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: chatty, chitchatty, common, communicative, confabulatory, conversational, cozy, everyday, familiar, informal, interlocutory, nonstandard, patois, spoken, substandard, uneducated, unliterary, unstudied, vernacular, vulgar, vulgate
 

 

 

 

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