Col·lo·qui·al a. Pertaining to, or used in, conversation, esp. common and familiar conversation; conversational; hence, unstudied; informal; as, colloquial intercourse; colloquial phrases; a colloquial style. -- Col*lo*qui*al*ly, adv.
His [Johnson's] colloquial talents were, indeed, of the highest order. --Macaulay.
adv : with the use of colloquial expressions; "this building is
colloquially referred to as The Barn" [syn: conversationally,