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colloquial
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Definition an informal style that sounds like spoken rather than written language
  • She writes beautiful songs with colloquial lyrics that touch the heart.
colloquial = an informal style that sounds like spoken rather than written language
  • He talked with richness and depth without loosing his colloquial charm.
  • My choices of language (...colloquial),
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • colloquial = an informal style that sounds like spoken rather than written language
  • (Colloquially) Little cooler than it was.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • colloquially = in an informal style
  • Brilliant, but he was . . . what's the colloquial term for it? A suck-up.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • colloquial = an informal style that sounds like spoken rather than written language
  • ...the immediate apprehension of a broken neck, would, in the colloquial phrase, put him in a state.
    Joseph Conrad  --  The Secret Agent
  • wrote her letters in a colloquial style
  • Our colloquial term for this is that we're a multimedia cathedral.
    Michael Novak
  • I have relied on Chen's colloquial translation of many things, including the Tang dynasty poem that Lily and Snow Flower wrote on each other's bodies.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • On the other hand it is not concerned with fake simplicity and the attempt to make written English colloquial.
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • He is much more a man of fuzziness and feelings, feelings are his cup of tea, so to speak—if you'll forgive me the colloquial phrase.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • We were alert to the gap separating the written word from the colloquial.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • "Can't, might set the black damp off," the old miner said, using the colloquial term for methane.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • I have known eager opponents of democracy who allowed their children to address them with perfect colloquial equality.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • I didn't know what to make of his gesture save its unorthodoxy, its colloquial and unprofessional tone.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Salander is, to put it in colloquial terms, stark raving mad.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • A colloquial density that makes family life the one medium of sense knowledge in which an astonishment of heart is routinely contained.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Well, it was a colloquial expression, Charlie would say.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • The final part of Indoc involved boats-the fabled IBS (inflatable boat, small) or, colloquially, itty-bitty ship.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • For some little time the jurymen hang about the Sol's Arms colloquially.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House

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