Colloquial in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Colloquial

casual and conversational language

Examples of Colloquial in a sentence

Because a job interview is such a serious event, one should not speak to the interviewer in a colloquial tone.  🔊

Since I am from a different country, I have a difficult time understanding the colloquial language in this country.  🔊

In the play, Eileen portrays a Southern woman whose use of colloquial language made her unpopular with her upper class peers.  🔊

The author makes use of colloquial speech to highlight the differences in upbringing between the novel’s hero and heroine.  🔊

While my father always speaks formally at work, he addresses us in colloquial terms at home.  🔊

The award-winning article compares the colloquial writings of the mountain people with the formal writings of the educated elite.  🔊

Because of her wealthy upbringing, Eva found it difficult to speak the colloquial dialect used by the kids in her urban school.  🔊

Despite her skills, the elderly school counselor was unable to understand the students’ colloquial speech.  🔊

As an adult woman used to proper etiquette, I was shocked that my daughter’s teenage friend spoke to me in such a colloquial manner at our first meeting.  🔊

Margaret had no idea that she was not supposed to address the members of the royal family in such a colloquial manner.  🔊

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