What does colloquial mean?

Definitions for colloquialkəˈloʊ kwi əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colloquial, conversational(adj)

    characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

    "wrote her letters in a colloquial style"; "the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English"


  1. colloquial(Adjective)

    Denoting a manner of speaking or writing that is characteristic of familiar conversation; informal.

  2. colloquial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a conversation; conversational or chatty.

  3. Origin: 1751, from earlier term colloquy (a conversation), from colloquium (conference, conversation), from con- (together) + loqui (speak).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Colloquial(adj)

    pertaining to, or used in, conversation, esp. common and familiar conversation; conversational; hence, unstudied; informal; as, colloquial intercourse; colloquial phrases; a colloquial style

  2. Origin: [See Colloqui.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colloquial in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colloquial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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