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haracteristic of informal spoken language or conversation; "wrote her letters in a colloquial style"; "the broken syntax and casual enunciation of colloquial English"; hence, unstudied; informal; as, colloquial phrases; a colloquial style.
1.(linguistics) Denoting a manner of speaking or writing that is characteristic of familiar conversation; informal.
2.Of or pertaining to a conversation; conversational or chatty.
"The abandonment of...poetic diction for the colloquial language of real life."
-- John Richard Green