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the act of conversing; a conversation
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n. pl. col·lo·quies
1. A conversation, especially a formal one.
2. A written dialogue.
[From Latin colloquium, conversation; see colloquium.]
col′lo·quist (-kwĭst) n.
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n, pl -quies
1. a formal conversation or conference
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a literary work in dialogue form
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) an informal conference on religious or theological matters
[C16: from Latin colloquium from colloquī to talk with, from com- together + loquī to speak]
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col•lo•quy(ˈkɒl ə kwi)
n., pl. -quies.
1. a dialogue.
2. a conference.
[1555–65; < Latin colloquium]
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|Noun||1.||colloquy - a conversation especially a formal one|
|2.||colloquy - formal conversation|
conversation - the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
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colloquy[ˈkɒləkwɪ] N → coloquio m
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