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colloquial


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colloquial  \Col*lo"qui*al\,  a.  [See  {Colloqui}.] 
  Pertaining  to  or  used  in  conversation,  esp.  common  and 
  familiar  conversation;  conversational;  hence  unstudied; 
  informal;  as  colloquial  intercourse;  colloquial  phrases;  a 
  colloquial  style.  --  {Col*lo"qui*al*ly},  adv 
 
  His  [Johnson's]  colloquial  talents  were  indeed,  of  the 
  highest  order  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  colloquial 
  adj  :  characteristic  of  informal  spoken  language  or  conversation; 
  "wrote  her  letters  in  a  colloquial  style";  "the  broken 
  syntax  and  casual  enunciation  of  conversational 
  English"  [syn:  {conversational}] 




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