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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.

colloquial

(kəˈləʊkwɪəl)
adj
1. (Linguistics) of or relating to conversation
2. (Linguistics) denoting or characterized by informal or conversational idiom or vocabulary. Compare informal
colˈloquially adv
colˈloquialness n

col•lo•qui•al

(kəˈloʊ kwi əl)

adj.
1. characteristic of or suitable to ordinary or familiar conversation or writing rather than formal speech or writing; informal.
2. involving or using conversation.
[1745–55; colloquy + -al1]
col•lo′qui•al•ly, adv.
col•lo′qui•al•ness, col•lo`qui•al′i•ty, n.
syn: colloquial, conversational, informal refer to types of speech or to usages that are not on a formal level. colloquial is often mistakenly used with a connotation of disapproval, as if it meant “vulgar” or “bad” or “incorrect” usage, whereas it merely describes a casual or familiar style used in speaking and writing: colloquial expressions. conversational refers to a style used in the oral exchange of ideas, opinions, etc.: The newsletter was written in an easy conversational style. informal means without formality, without strict attention to set forms, unceremonious; it describes the ordinary, everyday language of cultivated speakers: informal English.

colloquial

Used to describe words or expressions that are found in everyday speech.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.colloquial - characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation; "wrote her letters in a colloquial style"; "the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English"
informal - used of spoken and written language

colloquial

adjective informal, familiar, everyday, vernacular, conversational, demotic, idiomatic He converses in colloquial Japanese as easily as in English.

colloquial

adjective
In the style of conversation:
Translations
عامّي، دارِج
hovorový
daglidags-dagligdagshverdags-kollokvialtalesprogs-
kötetlen társalgási nyelvi
talmáls-
paprastai sakantšnekamosios kalbõsšnekamosios kalbos žodis/posakis
sarunu-
konuşma diline ait

colloquial

[kəˈləʊkwɪəl] ADJcoloquial, familiar

colloquial

[kəˈləʊkwiəl] adj [language, speech] → familier/ière; [term, sense] → familier/ière; [English] → parlé(e)

colloquial

colloquial

[kəˈləʊkwɪəl] adj (word, phrase) → familiare; (style) → colloquiale

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.