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colloquial 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/kəˈlōkwēəl/,
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(of language) Used in ordinary or familiar conversation; not formal or literary,
  1. (of language) Used in ordinary or familiar conversation; not formal or literary


  1. characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation; "wrote her letters in a colloquial style"; "the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English"
  2. (colloquially) with the use of colloquial expressions; "this building is colloquially referred to as The Barn"
  3. A colloquialism is a linguistic phrase that is characteristic of or only appropriate for casual, ordinary, familiar, and/or informal written or spoken conversation, rather than for formal speech, standard writing, or paralinguistics. ...
  4. Denoting a manner of speaking or writing that is characteristic of familiar conversation; informal; Of or pertaining to a conversation; conversational or chatty
  5. Casual conversation, informal, or regional writing, often includes slang expressions.
  6. describes a variety of a language used in informal speaking situations.
  7. everyday speech; particular to an area or group of people.
  8. A more technical term for vernacular.