Colloquial vs Familia - What's the difference?

colloquial | familia |


As an adjective colloquial

is (linguistics) denoting a manner of speaking or writing that is characteristic of familiar conversation; informal.

As a noun familia is

a rank in a taxonomic classification, above both genus and species.

colloquial

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (linguistics) Denoting a manner of speaking or writing that is characteristic of familiar conversation; informal.
  • Of or pertaining to a conversation; conversational or chatty.
  • Usage notes

    Note that while colloquy and colloquium refer to formal'' conversation, colloquial refers instead specifically to ''informal conversation.

    Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * colloquialism * colloquially * colloquialness * colloquiality

    familia

    Not English

    Familia has no English definition. It may be misspelled.