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col·lo·qui·al

 (kə-lō′kwē-əl)
adj.
1. Characteristic of or appropriate to the spoken language or to writing that seeks the effect of speech; informal.
2. Relating to conversation; conversational.

[From colloquy.]

col·lo′qui·al n.
col·lo′qui·al·ly adv.
col·lo′qui·al·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.colloquially - with the use of colloquial expressions; "this building is colloquially referred to as The Barn"
Translations
بِصورَةٍ عامِّيَّه أو دارِجَه
hovorově
i daglig talei hverdagssprogetkollokvialt
köznyelven
í talmáli
hovorovo
konuşma dilinde

colloquially

[kəˈləʊkwɪəlɪ] ADVcoloquialmente

colloquially

[kəˈləʊkwiəli] adv
to be known colloquially as sth → être communément appelé(e) qch

colloquially

colloquially

[kəˈləʊkwɪəlɪ] advcolloquialmente

colloquial

(kəˈləukwiəl) adjective
of or used in everyday informal, especially spoken, language. a colloquial expression.
colˈloquially adverb
colˈloquialism noun
an expression used in colloquial language.
References in classic literature ?
When I say petticoat, I use the word in its literal sense, not colloquially as a metaphor for its usual wearer, meaning thereby a dainty feminine undergarment seen only by men on rainy days, and one might add washing-days.
During my stay at Starkfield I lodged with a middle-aged widow colloquially known as Mrs.
For some little time the jurymen hang about the Sol's Arms colloquially.
He spoke to Philip in correct, rather archaic English, having learned it from a study of the English classics, not from conversation; and it was odd to hear him use words colloquially which Philip had only met in the plays of Shakespeare.
In style, like Defoe's other writings, it is straightforward and clear, though colloquially informal, with an entire absence of pretense or affectation.
Similarly, she found herself possessed of what is colloquially termed a swivel eye
The Model 1873 was colloquially known as 'the gun that won the west' and was saluted in the 1950 James Stewart film Winchester '73, while Confederates soldiers in the American Civil War called the Henry "that damned Yankee rifle that they load on Sunday and shoot all week
The European Organization for Nuclear Research, colloquially known as CERN, operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world outside of Geneva, Switzerland.
Colloquially called "The Turtle," the red-roofed complex was designed to resemble that reptile based on its sacred status in American Indian culture.
For a seven-month period, to put it colloquially, you put your hand in the till.
In these denominations, the term Mass often colloquially refers to the entire church service in general.
Known colloquially by a number of nicknames such as "Lil' Joe", "Little Joe", "Big Joe", etc.