Colloquialism

A colloquialism is a word that is not used in formal speech, writing or paralinguistics. Colloquialisms are also sometimes referred to collectively as "colloquial language".[1] Colloquialisms or colloquial language is considered to be characteristic of or only appropriate for casual, ordinary, familiar, or informal conversation rather than formal speech or writing.[2] Dictionaries often mark colloquial words and phrases with the abbreviation colloq. as an identifier.

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References

  1. colloquialism. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved September 10, 2008, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/colloquialism
  2. colloquial. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved September 10, 2008, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/colloquial


Other Languages
العربية: عامية
čeština: Kolokvializmus
English: Colloquialism
føroyskt: Talumál
Frysk: Sprektaal
galego: Vulgarismo
한국어: 구어
Bahasa Indonesia: Bahasa gaul
македонски: Колоквијализам
Bahasa Melayu: Bahasa basahan
Nederlands: Spreektaal
日本語: 口語
polski: Kolokwializm
српски / srpski: Говорни израз
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Kolokvijalizam
suomi: Puhekieli
svenska: Vardagsspråk
Türkçe: Avamca
粵語: 俗語