"colloquial" meaning in English

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Adjective

IPA: /kəˈləʊ.kwɪəl/ [Received-Pronunciation], /kəˈloʊ.kwi.əl/ [General-American] Audio: En-ca-colloquial.oga [Canada]
Etymology: 1751, from earlier term colloquy (“a conversation”), from Latin colloquium (“conference, conversation”), from con- (“together”) + loquor (“to speak”), + -al. Etymology templates: {{m|en|colloquy|t=a conversation}} colloquy (“a conversation”), {{der|en|la|colloquium|t=conference, conversation}} Latin colloquium (“conference, conversation”), {{m|la|con-|t=together}} con- (“together”), {{m|la|loquor|t=to speak}} loquor (“to speak”), {{af|en|-al}} -al Head templates: {{en-adj}} colloquial (comparative more colloquial, superlative most colloquial) Forms: most colloquial [superlative]
  1. (linguistics) Denoting a manner of speaking or writing that is characteristic of familiar conversation, of common parlance; informal. Tags: colloquial, comparative Categories (topical): Linguistics
    Sense id: colloquial-en-adj-9DgLbXVj Topics: human-sciences, linguistics, sciences
  2. Of or pertaining to a conversation; conversational or chatty. Tags: colloquial, comparative
    Sense id: colloquial-en-adj-b.EyAUDU
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Translations (of oral communication language): λεκτικός (lektikós) (Ancient Greek), عَامِّيّ‎ (ʿāmmiyy) [Arabic-Indic] (Arabic), دَارِج‎ (dārij) [Arabic, Western] (Arabic), խոսակցական (xosakcʿakan) (Armenian), размо́ўны (razmóŭny) (Belarusian), разгово́рен (razgovóren) (Bulgarian), col·loquial (Catalan), 口語 [Mandarin] (Chinese), 口语 (kǒuyǔ) [Mandarin] (Chinese), hovorový (Czech), dagligsprogs- (Danish), gemeenzaam (Dutch), idiomatisch (Dutch), van de spreektaal (Dutch), informeel (Dutch), kõnekeelne (Estonian), argikeelne (Estonian), puhekielinen (Finnish), familier (French), parlé (French), coloquial (Galician), სალაპარაკო (salaṗaraḳo) (Georgian), სალაპარაკო ენა (salaṗaraḳo ena) (Georgian), სასაუბრო (sasaubro) (Georgian), სასაუბრო ენა (sasaubro ena) (Georgian), umgangssprachlich (German), Umgangs- [noun, prefix] (German), κοινολεκτικός (koinolektikós) (Greek), δημώδης (dimódis) (Greek), καθομιλούμενος (kathomiloúmenos) (Greek), köznyelvi (Hungarian), társalgási (Hungarian), kötetlen (Hungarian), fesztelen (Hungarian), hétköznapi (Hungarian), colloquial (Interlingua), 口語体 (kōgotai) (alt: こうごたい) (Japanese), 話し言葉の (hanashikotoba no) (alt: はなしことばの) (Japanese), 口語の (kōgo no) (alt: こうごの) (Japanese), 구어(口語)의 (gueo-ui) (Korean), 구어체(口語體)의 (gueoche-ui) (Korean), ëmgangssproochlech (Luxembourgish), разговорен (razgovoren) (Macedonian), hverdagslig (Norwegian), kolokwialny (Polish), potoczny (Polish), obiegowy (Polish), swobodny (Polish), coloquial (Portuguese), colocvial (Romanian), familiar (Romanian), разгово́рный (razgovórnyj) (Russian), неформа́льный (neformálʹnyj) (Russian), нелитерату́рный (neliteratúrnyj) (Russian), hovorový (Slovak), pogovorni (Slovene), coloquial (Spanish), familiar (Spanish), vardaglig (Swedish), ภาษาปาก (paa-sǎa-bpàak) (Thai), ซึ่งปาก (Thai), розмо́вний (rozmóvnyj) (Ukrainian) Disambiguation of 'of oral communication language': 53 47

Noun

IPA: /kəˈləʊ.kwɪəl/ [Received-Pronunciation], /kəˈloʊ.kwi.əl/ [General-American] Audio: En-ca-colloquial.oga [Canada]
Etymology: 1751, from earlier term colloquy (“a conversation”), from Latin colloquium (“conference, conversation”), from con- (“together”) + loquor (“to speak”), + -al. Etymology templates: {{m|en|colloquy|t=a conversation}} colloquy (“a conversation”), {{der|en|la|colloquium|t=conference, conversation}} Latin colloquium (“conference, conversation”), {{m|la|con-|t=together}} con- (“together”), {{m|la|loquor|t=to speak}} loquor (“to speak”), {{af|en|-al}} -al Head templates: {{en-noun}} colloquial (plural colloquials) Forms: colloquials [plural]
  1. A colloquial word or phrase, colloquialism
    Sense id: colloquial-en-noun-zSZjLHm6

Inflected forms

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      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ar",
      "lang": "Arabic",
      "roman": "ʿāmmiyy",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "tags": [
        "Arabic-Indic"
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      "word": "عَامِّيّ‎"
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      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ar",
      "lang": "Arabic",
      "roman": "dārij",
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        "Western"
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      "word": "دَارِج‎"
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      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "hy",
      "lang": "Armenian",
      "roman": "xosakcʿakan",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "խոսակցական"
    },
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      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "be",
      "lang": "Belarusian",
      "roman": "razmóŭny",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "размо́ўны"
    },
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      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "razgovóren",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "разгово́рен"
    },
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      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "col·loquial"
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      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "cmn",
      "lang": "Chinese",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "tags": [
        "Mandarin"
      ],
      "word": "口語"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "cmn",
      "lang": "Chinese",
      "roman": "kǒuyǔ",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "tags": [
        "Mandarin"
      ],
      "word": "口语"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "cs",
      "lang": "Czech",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "hovorový"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "da",
      "lang": "Danish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "dagligsprogs-"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "gemeenzaam"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "idiomatisch"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "van de spreektaal"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "informeel"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "et",
      "lang": "Estonian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "kõnekeelne"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "et",
      "lang": "Estonian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "argikeelne"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "puhekielinen"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "familier"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "parlé"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "gl",
      "lang": "Galician",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "coloquial"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ka",
      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "salaṗaraḳo",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "სალაპარაკო"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ka",
      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "salaṗaraḳo ena",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "სალაპარაკო ენა"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ka",
      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "sasaubro",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "სასაუბრო"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ka",
      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "sasaubro ena",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "სასაუბრო ენა"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "umgangssprachlich"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "tags": [
        "noun",
        "prefix"
      ],
      "word": "Umgangs-"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "koinolektikós",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "κοινολεκτικός"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "dimódis",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "δημώδης"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "kathomiloúmenos",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "καθομιλούμενος"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "grc",
      "lang": "Ancient Greek",
      "roman": "lektikós",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "λεκτικός"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "köznyelvi"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "társalgási"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "kötetlen"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "fesztelen"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "hétköznapi"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ia",
      "lang": "Interlingua",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "colloquial"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "alt": "こうごたい",
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "kōgotai",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "口語体"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "alt": "はなしことばの",
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "hanashikotoba no",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "話し言葉の"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "alt": "こうごの",
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "kōgo no",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "口語の"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "gueo-ui",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "구어(口語)의"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "gueoche-ui",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "구어체(口語體)의"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "lb",
      "lang": "Luxembourgish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "ëmgangssproochlech"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "mk",
      "lang": "Macedonian",
      "roman": "razgovoren",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "разговорен"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "no",
      "lang": "Norwegian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "hverdagslig"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "kolokwialny"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "potoczny"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "obiegowy"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "swobodny"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "coloquial"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "colocvial"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "familiar"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "razgovórnyj",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "разгово́рный"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "neformálʹnyj",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "неформа́льный"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "neliteratúrnyj",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "нелитерату́рный"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "sk",
      "lang": "Slovak",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "hovorový"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "sl",
      "lang": "Slovene",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "pogovorni"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "coloquial"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "familiar"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "vardaglig"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "th",
      "lang": "Thai",
      "roman": "paa-sǎa-bpàak",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "ภาษาปาก"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "th",
      "lang": "Thai",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "ซึ่งปาก"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "53 47",
      "code": "uk",
      "lang": "Ukrainian",
      "roman": "rozmóvnyj",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "розмо́вний"
    }
  ],
  "word": "colloquial"
}

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      "id": "colloquial-en-noun-zSZjLHm6",
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        "A colloquial word or phrase, colloquialism"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "sounds": [
    {
      "ipa": "/kəˈləʊ.kwɪəl/",
      "tags": [
        "Received-Pronunciation"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/kəˈloʊ.kwi.əl/",
      "tags": [
        "General-American"
      ]
    },
    {
      "audio": "En-ca-colloquial.oga",
      "mp3_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/transcoded/1/1b/En-ca-colloquial.oga/En-ca-colloquial.oga.mp3",
      "ogg_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/En-ca-colloquial.oga",
      "tags": [
        "Canada"
      ],
      "text": "Audio (Canada)"
    }
  ],
  "word": "colloquial"
}
{
  "categories": [
    "English 3-syllable words",
    "English 4-syllable words",
    "English adjectives",
    "English countable nouns",
    "English lemmas",
    "English nouns",
    "English terms derived from Latin",
    "English terms with IPA pronunciation",
    "English terms with audio links",
    "English words suffixed with -al"
  ],
  "derived": [
    {
      "word": "colloquialism"
    },
    {
      "word": "colloquiality"
    },
    {
      "word": "colloquially"
    },
    {
      "word": "colloquialness"
    }
  ],
  "etymology_templates": [
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "colloquy",
        "t": "a conversation"
      },
      "expansion": "colloquy (“a conversation”)",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "la",
        "3": "colloquium",
        "t": "conference, conversation"
      },
      "expansion": "Latin colloquium (“conference, conversation”)",
      "name": "der"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "la",
        "2": "con-",
        "t": "together"
      },
      "expansion": "con- (“together”)",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "la",
        "2": "loquor",
        "t": "to speak"
      },
      "expansion": "loquor (“to speak”)",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "-al"
      },
      "expansion": "-al",
      "name": "af"
    }
  ],
  "etymology_text": "1751, from earlier term colloquy (“a conversation”), from Latin colloquium (“conference, conversation”), from con- (“together”) + loquor (“to speak”), + -al.",
  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "most colloquial",
      "tags": [
        "superlative"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "head_templates": [
    {
      "args": {},
      "expansion": "colloquial (comparative more colloquial, superlative most colloquial)",
      "name": "en-adj"
    }
  ],
  "lang": "English",
  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "adj",
  "related": [
    {
      "word": "colloquium"
    },
    {
      "word": "colloquy"
    },
    {
      "word": "argot"
    },
    {
      "word": "slang"
    },
    {
      "word": "vernacular"
    }
  ],
  "senses": [
    {
      "categories": [
        "English terms with usage examples",
        "en:Linguistics"
      ],
      "examples": [
        {
          "text": "You're using too many colloquial words in this cover letter: I suggest changing \"I picked up loads of cool skills\" to \"I acquired a great deal of positive abilities\"",
          "type": "example"
        },
        {
          "text": "The colloquial and at times sarcastic tone of her books make her popular with teenagers.",
          "type": "example"
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "Denoting a manner of speaking or writing that is characteristic of familiar conversation, of common parlance; informal."
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "(linguistics) Denoting a manner of speaking or writing that is characteristic of familiar conversation, of common parlance; informal."
      ],
      "tags": [
        "colloquial",
        "comparative"
      ],
      "topics": [
        "human-sciences",
        "linguistics",
        "sciences"
      ]
    },
    {
      "glosses": [
        "Of or pertaining to a conversation; conversational or chatty."
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "Of or pertaining to a conversation; conversational or chatty."
      ],
      "tags": [
        "colloquial",
        "comparative"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "sounds": [
    {
      "ipa": "/kəˈləʊ.kwɪəl/",
      "tags": [
        "Received-Pronunciation"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/kəˈloʊ.kwi.əl/",
      "tags": [
        "General-American"
      ]
    },
    {
      "audio": "En-ca-colloquial.oga",
      "mp3_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/transcoded/1/1b/En-ca-colloquial.oga/En-ca-colloquial.oga.mp3",
      "ogg_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/En-ca-colloquial.oga",
      "tags": [
        "Canada"
      ],
      "text": "Audio (Canada)"
    }
  ],
  "synonyms": [
    {
      "word": "colloq."
    },
    {
      "word": "coll."
    }
  ],
  "translations": [
    {
      "code": "ar",
      "lang": "Arabic",
      "roman": "ʿāmmiyy",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "tags": [
        "Arabic-Indic"
      ],
      "word": "عَامِّيّ‎"
    },
    {
      "code": "ar",
      "lang": "Arabic",
      "roman": "dārij",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "tags": [
        "Arabic",
        "Western"
      ],
      "word": "دَارِج‎"
    },
    {
      "code": "hy",
      "lang": "Armenian",
      "roman": "xosakcʿakan",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "խոսակցական"
    },
    {
      "code": "be",
      "lang": "Belarusian",
      "roman": "razmóŭny",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "размо́ўны"
    },
    {
      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "razgovóren",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "разгово́рен"
    },
    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "col·loquial"
    },
    {
      "code": "cmn",
      "lang": "Chinese",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "tags": [
        "Mandarin"
      ],
      "word": "口語"
    },
    {
      "code": "cmn",
      "lang": "Chinese",
      "roman": "kǒuyǔ",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "tags": [
        "Mandarin"
      ],
      "word": "口语"
    },
    {
      "code": "cs",
      "lang": "Czech",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "hovorový"
    },
    {
      "code": "da",
      "lang": "Danish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "dagligsprogs-"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "gemeenzaam"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "idiomatisch"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "van de spreektaal"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "informeel"
    },
    {
      "code": "et",
      "lang": "Estonian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "kõnekeelne"
    },
    {
      "code": "et",
      "lang": "Estonian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "argikeelne"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "puhekielinen"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "familier"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "parlé"
    },
    {
      "code": "gl",
      "lang": "Galician",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "coloquial"
    },
    {
      "code": "ka",
      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "salaṗaraḳo",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "სალაპარაკო"
    },
    {
      "code": "ka",
      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "salaṗaraḳo ena",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "სალაპარაკო ენა"
    },
    {
      "code": "ka",
      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "sasaubro",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "სასაუბრო"
    },
    {
      "code": "ka",
      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "sasaubro ena",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "სასაუბრო ენა"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "umgangssprachlich"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "tags": [
        "noun",
        "prefix"
      ],
      "word": "Umgangs-"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "koinolektikós",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "κοινολεκτικός"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "dimódis",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "δημώδης"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "kathomiloúmenos",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "καθομιλούμενος"
    },
    {
      "code": "grc",
      "lang": "Ancient Greek",
      "roman": "lektikós",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "λεκτικός"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "köznyelvi"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "társalgási"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "kötetlen"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "fesztelen"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "hétköznapi"
    },
    {
      "code": "ia",
      "lang": "Interlingua",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "colloquial"
    },
    {
      "alt": "こうごたい",
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "kōgotai",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "口語体"
    },
    {
      "alt": "はなしことばの",
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "hanashikotoba no",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "話し言葉の"
    },
    {
      "alt": "こうごの",
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "kōgo no",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "口語の"
    },
    {
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "gueo-ui",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "구어(口語)의"
    },
    {
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "gueoche-ui",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "구어체(口語體)의"
    },
    {
      "code": "lb",
      "lang": "Luxembourgish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "ëmgangssproochlech"
    },
    {
      "code": "mk",
      "lang": "Macedonian",
      "roman": "razgovoren",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "разговорен"
    },
    {
      "code": "no",
      "lang": "Norwegian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "hverdagslig"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "kolokwialny"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "potoczny"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "obiegowy"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "swobodny"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "coloquial"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "colocvial"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "familiar"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "razgovórnyj",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "разгово́рный"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "neformálʹnyj",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "неформа́льный"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "neliteratúrnyj",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "нелитерату́рный"
    },
    {
      "code": "sk",
      "lang": "Slovak",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "hovorový"
    },
    {
      "code": "sl",
      "lang": "Slovene",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "pogovorni"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "coloquial"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "familiar"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "vardaglig"
    },
    {
      "code": "th",
      "lang": "Thai",
      "roman": "paa-sǎa-bpàak",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "ภาษาปาก"
    },
    {
      "code": "th",
      "lang": "Thai",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "ซึ่งปาก"
    },
    {
      "code": "uk",
      "lang": "Ukrainian",
      "roman": "rozmóvnyj",
      "sense": "of oral communication language",
      "word": "розмо́вний"
    }
  ],
  "word": "colloquial"
}

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  "categories": [
    "English 3-syllable words",
    "English 4-syllable words",
    "English adjectives",
    "English countable nouns",
    "English lemmas",
    "English nouns",
    "English terms derived from Latin",
    "English terms with IPA pronunciation",
    "English terms with audio links",
    "English words suffixed with -al"
  ],
  "etymology_templates": [
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "colloquy",
        "t": "a conversation"
      },
      "expansion": "colloquy (“a conversation”)",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "la",
        "3": "colloquium",
        "t": "conference, conversation"
      },
      "expansion": "Latin colloquium (“conference, conversation”)",
      "name": "der"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "la",
        "2": "con-",
        "t": "together"
      },
      "expansion": "con- (“together”)",
      "name": "m"
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      "args": {
        "1": "la",
        "2": "loquor",
        "t": "to speak"
      },
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      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "-al"
      },
      "expansion": "-al",
      "name": "af"
    }
  ],
  "etymology_text": "1751, from earlier term colloquy (“a conversation”), from Latin colloquium (“conference, conversation”), from con- (“together”) + loquor (“to speak”), + -al.",
  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "colloquials",
      "tags": [
        "plural"
      ]
    }
  ],
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      "args": {},
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      "name": "en-noun"
    }
  ],
  "lang": "English",
  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "noun",
  "related": [
    {
      "word": "colloquialism"
    }
  ],
  "senses": [
    {
      "glosses": [
        "A colloquial word or phrase, colloquialism"
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "A colloquial word or phrase, colloquialism"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "sounds": [
    {
      "ipa": "/kəˈləʊ.kwɪəl/",
      "tags": [
        "Received-Pronunciation"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/kəˈloʊ.kwi.əl/",
      "tags": [
        "General-American"
      ]
    },
    {
      "audio": "En-ca-colloquial.oga",
      "mp3_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/transcoded/1/1b/En-ca-colloquial.oga/En-ca-colloquial.oga.mp3",
      "ogg_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/En-ca-colloquial.oga",
      "tags": [
        "Canada"
      ],
      "text": "Audio (Canada)"
    }
  ],
  "word": "colloquial"
}

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