from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characteristic of or appropriate to the spoken language or to writing that seeks the effect of speech; informal.
- adj. Relating to conversation; conversational.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Denoting a manner of speaking or writing that is characteristic of familiar conversation; informal.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a conversation; conversational or chatty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or used in, conversation, esp. common and familiar conversation; conversational; hence, unstudied; informal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to conversation; conversational.
- Peculiar or appropriate to the language of common or familiar conversation; belonging to ordinary, every-day speech: often especially applied to common words and phrases which are not admissible in elegant or formal speech.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
From colloquy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1751, from earlier term colloquy (a conversation), from Latin colloquium (conference, conversation), from con- (together) + loqui (speak). (Wiktionary)