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Definition of "colloquiality" [colloquiality]

  • The state or condition of being colloquial; colloquialness. (noun)
  • A colloquial term, utterance, etc.; a colloquialism. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "colloquiality" in a sentence
  • "He is apt to burlesque the lighter colloquiality, and it is only in the more serious and most tragical junctures that his people utter themselves with veracious simplicity and dignity."
  • "Yet what Arnold perceived to be the weaknesses of Clough's poetry are precisely what, over time, have come to seem its strengths: a prosey colloquiality which at times verges on awkwardness, a preference for honesty and sarcasm over suavity and tact, a direct criticism of modern life, a naming of things as themselves."
  • "About calling it a theory, I don’t get your idea of colloquiality."