Etymology: 1751, from earlier term (term, colloquy) (a conversation), from (term, colloquium, lang=la) (conference, conversation), from (term, con-, lang=la) (together) + (term, loqui, lang=la) (speak).
- (linguistics) Denoting a manner of speaking or writing that is characteristic of familiar conversation; informal.
- Of or pertaining to a conversation; conversational or chatty.
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