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con·ver·sa·tion

 (kŏn′vər-sā′shən)
n.
1. The exchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language: gifted in the art of conversation.
2. An instance of this: held a long conversation on the subject.

con′ver·sa′tion·al adj.
con′ver·sa′tion·al·ly adv.

conversational

(ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃənəl)
adj
1. (Communications & Information) of, using, or in the manner of conversation
2. inclined to or skilled in conversation; conversable
ˌconverˈsationally adv

con•ver•sa•tion•al

(ˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃə nl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of conversation: a conversational tone of voice.
2. able or ready to converse; given to conversation.
[1770–80]
con`ver•sa′tion•al•ly, adv.
syn: See colloquial.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.conversational - 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

conversational

adjective chatty, informal, communicative, colloquial What is refreshing is the author's easy, conversational style.

conversational

adjective
1. In the style of conversation:
2. Given to conversation:
Slang: gabby.
Translations
غَير رَسمي، في لُغةِ المُحادثهمُحِب للحَديث
hovornýhovorovýpovídavý
dagligdagsi det snakkesalige hjørnekonverserende
konverzacijskirazgovorni
társalgási
samræîu-samræîu- eîa viîtalsgóîur
konuşma ile ilgilikonuşmaya düşkün

conversational

[ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃənl]
A. ADJ [style, tone] → familiar
her conversational skills were somewhat lackingno era muy buena conversadora
he has the conversational skills of a two-year-oldhabla como un niño de dos anos
B. CPD conversational mode N (Comput) → modo m de conversación

conversational

[ˌkɒnvərˈseɪʃənəl] adj
[English, French] → de la conversation
(COMPUTING)conversationnel(le)

conversational

adj tone, styleUnterhaltungs-, Plauder-, leger; conversational Germangesprochenes Deutsch; his tone was quiet and conversationaler sagte es in ruhigem Gesprächston; that gave him a conversational openingdas ermöglichte es ihm, sich in die Unterhaltung einzuschalten or (to get talking) → eine Unterhaltung anzufangen

conversational

[ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃənl] adj (style, tone) → colloquiale (Comput) → conversazionale

conversation

(konvəˈseiʃən) noun
talk between people. to carry on a conversation.
ˌconverˈsational adjective
1. informal or colloquial. conversational English.
2. fond of talking. He's in a conversational mood.
References in classic literature ?
For the iambic is, of all measures, the most colloquial: we see it in the fact that conversational speech runs into iambic lines more frequently than into any other kind of verse; rarely into hexameters, and only when we drop the colloquial intonation.
I need not say that all my endeavours shall be directed to that end," Mr Verloc said, with convinced modulations in his conversational husky tone.
As the foreman of a spinning mill, when he has set the hands to work, goes round and notices here a spindle that has stopped or there one that creaks or makes more noise than it should, and hastens to check the machine or set it in proper motion, so Anna Pavlovna moved about her drawing room, approaching now a silent, now a too-noisy group, and by a word or slight rearrangement kept the conversational machine in steady, proper, and regular motion.
And how happens it," inquired Grandfather, "that there is no record nor tradition of your conversational abilities?
Sparsit was in good spirits, and inclined to be conversational.
my conversational powers are so very limited that I know I shall not come well out of this--May
There is never any of that 'remarkable weather' on the islands which from time immemorial has been experienced in America, and still continues to call forth the wondering conversational exclamations of its elderly citizens.
Then he went on in a conversational tone, such as he had used when he spoke of the coming to the farm of Edgar Caswall: "When Mr.
From a conversational point of view," Lady Tresham remarked, "our guest to-night seems scarcely likely to distinguish himself.
The more I thought of it, while his brilliant conversational gifts were commending themselves to my inattention, the more curious I grew, and of course had no difficulty in persuading myself that my curiosity was friendly solicitude.
Her tastes were simple, her knowledge of culture slight, and she was not interested in the New English Art Club, nor in the dividing-line between Journalism and Literature, which was started as a conversational hare.
The walk was finished in silence after this, for Luke had disburthened himself of thoughts to an extent that left his conversational resources quite barren, and Mr.