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colloquial

col·lo·qui·al

colloquial

 
 
pronunciation:
k lo kwi l
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: 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.
antonyms:
formal
similar words:
informal
definition 2: of or pertaining to conversation, as opposed to formal writing.
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derivations: colloquially (adv.), colloquialness (n.)
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