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Colloquial meaning

colloquial - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Pertaining to, or used in, conversation, esp. common and familiar conversation; conversational; hence, unstudied; informal; as, colloquial intercourse; colloquial phrases; a colloquial style.
  2. 2. Used in ordinary conversation; belonging to everyday speech; informal.
  3. 3. Colloquially.
  4. 4. Pertaining to ordinary conversation.

colloquial - examples of usage

  1. Undoubtedly he talked like that, just as he wrote and as he spoke in public, his style, if style it can be called, being the most simple, direct, and colloquial ever written. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. One of them, however, Evensong, seems to be coming very generally into colloquial use. - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
  3. His English normally was perfect, though sometimes he made a mistake when trying to sound too colloquial. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
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