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Definitions of colloquial

  1. Colloquially. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation; "wrote her letters in a colloquial style"; "the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Used in ordinary conversation; belonging to everyday speech; informal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Pertaining to or used in common conversation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Pertaining to conversation; used in conversation, but not in literary or oratorical style. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Relating to or used in common conversation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Pert. to ordinary conversation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for colloquial

  1. The location was not desirable, and it was decided to " fleck" the house, as is the colloquial term on the Cape for preparing a building to be moved. – Remodeled Farmhouses by Mary H. Northend
  2. The pedantry of one class and the colloquial vulgarity of another had their day; the faults of each were strongly contrasted, and better writers kept the mean between them. – Colloquies on Society by Robert Southey
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