Col*lo"qui*al (?), a. [See Colloqui.]

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

-- Col*lo"qui*al*ly, adv.

His [Johnson's] colloquial talents were, indeed, of the highest order. Macaulay.

 

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