how to pronounce colloquial


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colloquial is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of colloquial in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… of colloquial American life was the …”

meanings of colloquial


  1. Denoting a manner of speaking or writing that is characteristic of familiar conversation, of common parlance; informal.
  2. Of or pertaining to a conversation; conversational or chatty.


  1. A colloquial word or phrase, colloquialism.

colloquial frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word colloquial occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics colloquial can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that colloquial can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to colloquial


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