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colloquial

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We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or its love.
Sigmund Freud
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Etymology

1751, from earlier term colloquy (a conversation), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] colloquium (conference, conversation), from con- (together) + loqui (speak).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈkə.ləʊ.kwil̩/, SAMPA: /"k@.l@U.kwil=/

Adjective

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  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.

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