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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 ?
Sparsit was in good spirits, and inclined to be conversational.
Grewgious--'I am not at liberty to be definite--May!--my conversational powers are so very limited that I know I shall not come well out of this--May!--it ought to be put imaginatively, but I have no imagination--May!--the thorn of anxiety is as nearly the mark as I am likely to get--May it come out at last!'
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.
We fight to win, and the stake is a life--perhaps more than one--we shall see." 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.
He did not care for the steward's black looks; Franklin, never conversational even at the best of times and avoiding now the only topic near his heart, addressed him only on matters of duty.
But still the discussion went on, in ordinary conversational tones, and it brought Jurgis back to the everyday world.
At length he prolonged his remark into "Pip, I do assure you this is as-TONishing!" and so, by degrees, became conversational and able to walk away.
All the while he talked in a low, conversational tone.

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