- Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||characteristic of or suited to informal or familiar conversation or to writing that is imitative of conversational tone.
Some people disapprove of the President using colloquial expressions like "You betcha!" in a formal speech.
- similar words:
||of or pertaining to conversation, as opposed to formal writing.
Being from different regions of China, they have difficulty communicating with each other using their colloquial dialects.
||colloquially (adv.), colloquialness (n.)