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colloquially : Related Words Words similar in meaning to colloquially

patois

  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    argot; cant; vernacular; slang; jargon; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo
  • noun a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard

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conversationist

  • noun someone skilled at conversation
    schmoozer; conversationalist.

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chat

  • noun an informal conversation
    confab; schmoose; confabulation; schmooze.
  • noun birds having a chattering call
    New World chat.

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slang_expression

  • noun informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
    slang term; slang.
    • their speech was full of slang expressions

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communication

  • noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
    communicating.
    • they could not act without official communication from Moscow
  • noun something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

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pro

  • noun an athlete who plays for pay
    professional.
  • noun an argument in favor of a proposal

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telephone

  • noun electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
    telephone set; phone.
    • I talked to him on the telephone
  • noun transmitting speech at a distance
    telephony.

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talking

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talk.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • verb exchange thoughts; talk with
    talk; speak.
    • We often talk business
    • Actions talk louder than words

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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session

  • noun a meeting for execution of a group's functions
    • it was the opening session of the legislature
  • noun the time during which a school holds classes
    academic session; school term; academic term.
    • they had to shorten the school term

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table_talk

  • noun conversation during a meal

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second-hand_speech

  • noun overheard conversation (especially overheard cellphone conversation)

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rap

  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    blame.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; tap.

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schmooze

  • noun an informal conversation
    confab; schmoose; confabulation; chat.
  • verb talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
    shmoose; shmooze; schmoose; jawbone.

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table

  • noun a set of data arranged in rows and columns
    tabular array.
    • see table 1
  • noun a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
    • it was a sturdy table

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jargon

  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; argot; cant; vernacular; slang; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo
  • noun a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
    jargoon.

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gossipmongering

  • noun a conversation that spreads personal information about other people
    gossiping.

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lingo

  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; argot; cant; vernacular; slang; jargon.
    • they don't speak our lingo

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commonness

  • noun the state of being that is commonly observed
    expectedness.
  • noun the quality of lacking taste and refinement
    coarseness; raunch; vulgarity; vulgarism; grossness.

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confab

  • noun an informal conversation
    schmoose; confabulation; chat; schmooze.
  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    shoot the breeze; chit-chat; chew the fat; chitchat; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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forma

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conversationally

  • adverb with the use of colloquial expressions
    colloquially; informally.
    • this building is colloquially referred to as The Barn

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nothings

  • noun inconsequential conversation
    • they traded a few nothings as they parted
  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; zip; nil; nada; zero; nix; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it

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conversation

  • noun the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.

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informal

  • adjective not formal
    • conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress
    • an informal free-and-easy manner
    • an informal gathering of friends
  • adjective satellite not officially recognized or controlled
    loose.
    • an informal agreement
    • a loose organization of the local farmers

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vulgar

  • adjective satellite lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
    rough-cut; uncouth; coarse; common.
    • he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind
    • behavior that branded him as common
    • an untutored and uncouth human being
    • an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy
    • appealing to the vulgar taste for violence
    • the vulgar display of the newly rich
  • adjective satellite of or associated with the great masses of people
    common; plebeian; unwashed.
    • the common people in those days suffered greatly
    • behavior that branded him as common
    • his square plebeian nose
    • a vulgar and objectionable person
    • the unwashed masses

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crossfire

  • noun a lively or heated interchange of ideas and opinions
  • noun fire from two or more points so that the lines of fire cross

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slangy

  • adjective satellite constituting or expressed in slang or given to the use of slang
    • a slangy expression
    • slangy speech

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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discourse

  • noun extended verbal expression in speech or writing
  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    preaching; sermon.

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pro_forma

  • adjective satellite as a formality only
    perfunctory.
    • a one-candidate pro forma election
  • adverb in a set manner without serious attention
    perfunctorily; as a formality.
    • they answered my letter pro forma
    • he kissed her cheek perfunctorily

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colloquy

  • noun a conversation especially a formal one
  • noun formal conversation

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confabulation

  • noun an informal conversation
    confab; schmoose; chat; schmooze.
  • noun (psychiatry) a plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered

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epistle

  • noun a specially long, formal letter
  • noun a book of the New Testament written in the form of a letter from an Apostle

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speech

  • noun the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
    address.
    • he listened to an address on minor Roman poets
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; language; voice communication; speech communication; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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glacial

  • adjective relating to or derived from a glacier
    • glacial deposit
  • adjective satellite devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
    frozen; icy; frigid; wintry; frosty.
    • a frigid greeting
    • got a frosty reception
    • a frozen look on their faces
    • a glacial handshake
    • icy stare
    • wintry smile

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phatic_communication

  • noun conversational speech used to communicate sociability more than information
    phatic speech.

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schmoose

  • noun an informal conversation
    confab; confabulation; chat; schmooze.
  • verb talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
    shmoose; shmooze; schmooze; jawbone.

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formalness

  • noun a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies
    formality.
    • the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention

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conversational

  • adjective satellite characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
    colloquial.
    • wrote her letters in a colloquial style
    • the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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everydayness

  • noun ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace
    commonness; commonplaceness.

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slang_term

  • noun informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
    slang expression; slang.
    • their speech was full of slang expressions

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formality

  • noun a requirement of etiquette or custom
    formalities.
    • a mere formality
  • noun a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies
    formalness.
    • the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention

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exchange

  • noun chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
  • noun a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
    • they had a bitter exchange

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argot

  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; cant; vernacular; slang; jargon; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo

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phatic

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converse

  • noun a proposition obtained by conversion
  • verb carry on a conversation
    discourse.

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commonplaceness

  • noun ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace
    commonness; everydayness.

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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interglacial

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schmoozer

  • noun someone skilled at conversation
    conversationist; conversationalist.

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rap_session

  • noun conversation in a situation where feelings can be expressed and criticized or supported

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stiff

  • noun an ordinary man
    • a lucky stiff
    • a working stiff
  • noun the dead body of a human being
    remains; clay; corpse; cadaver.
    • the cadaver was intended for dissection
    • the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse
    • the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river
    • honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay

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informally

  • adverb without formality
    • he visited us informally
  • adverb with the use of colloquial expressions
    colloquially; conversationally.
    • this building is colloquially referred to as The Barn

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telephone_conversation

  • noun a conversation over the telephone

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colloquially

  • adverb with the use of colloquial expressions
    conversationally; informally.
    • this building is colloquially referred to as The Barn

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unliterary

  • adjective satellite marked by lack of affectation or pedantry
    nonliterary.
    • her talk was very unliterary"- W.D.Howells

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colloquial

  • adjective satellite characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
    conversational.
    • wrote her letters in a colloquial style
    • the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English

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subliterary

  • adjective satellite not written as or intended to be literature
    • subliterary works such as letters and diaries

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slang

  • noun informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
    slang expression; slang term.
    • their speech was full of slang expressions
  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; argot; cant; vernacular; jargon; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo

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epistolary

  • adjective satellite written in the form of or carried on by letters or correspondence
    epistolatory.
    • an endless sequence of epistolary love affairs
    • the epistolatory novel

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commerce

  • noun transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
    mercantilism; commercialism.
  • noun the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
    Commerce Department; Department of Commerce; DoC.

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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vi

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
    sixer; sestet; Captain Hicks; hexad; sise; six; sextet; half a dozen; 6; sextuplet.
  • noun more than 130 southeastern Virgin Islands; a dependent territory of the United States
    United States Virgin Islands; American Virgin Islands.

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tete-a-tete

  • noun a private conversation between two people
  • noun small sofa that seats two people
    vis-a-vis; love seat; loveseat.

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nonliterary

  • adjective satellite marked by lack of affectation or pedantry
    unliterary.
    • her talk was very unliterary"- W.D.Howells

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vis-a-vis

  • noun a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
    counterpart; opposite number.
  • noun small sofa that seats two people
    love seat; loveseat; tete-a-tete.

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cant

  • noun stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
    buzzword.
  • noun a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
    camber; bank.

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daily

  • noun a newspaper that is published every day
  • adjective satellite of or belonging to or occurring every day
    day-by-day; day-after-day; day-to-day.
    • daily routine
    • a daily paper

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epistolatory

  • adjective satellite written in the form of or carried on by letters or correspondence
    epistolary.
    • an endless sequence of epistolary love affairs
    • the epistolatory novel

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phatic_speech

  • noun conversational speech used to communicate sociability more than information
    phatic communication.

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vernacular

  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; argot; cant; slang; jargon; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo
  • noun the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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plain

  • noun extensive tract of level open land
    champaign; field.
    • they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain
    • he longed for the fields of his youth
  • noun a basic knitting stitch
    plain stitch; knit; knit stitch.

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gossiping

  • noun a conversation that spreads personal information about other people
    gossipmongering.
  • verb wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies
    gossip; dish the dirt.
    • She won't dish the dirt

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expression

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; look; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun expression without words
    reflexion; reflection; manifestation.
    • tears are an expression of grief
    • the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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head-to-head

  • adjective satellite involving two persons; intimately private
    tete-a-tete.
    • a tete-a-tete supper
    • a head-to-head conversation
  • adjective satellite inconclusive as to outcome; close or just even in a race or comparison or competition
    nip and tuck; neck and neck.
    • as they approached the finish line they were neck and neck
    • the election was a nip and tuck affair

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