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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Having to do with common speech. Used mainly in informal conversations rather than in writing or formal speech.

Usage examples (37)
  • His [Thomas Calyle] style is eminently colloquial, and no wonder it is strange to meet with in a book. It is not literary or classical; it has not the music of poetry, . . .
  • Wrote her letters in a colloquial style
  • Although reverting to the colloquial is accepted when one wishes to avoid any confusion as to characterization. datingjesus
  • "It was me" has become acceptable in colloquial usage. for more
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