Vernacular vs Vernacularly - What's the difference?

vernacular | vernacularly |

As a noun vernacular

is the language of a people or a national language.

As an adjective vernacular

is of or pertaining to everyday language.

As an adverb vernacularly is

in a vernacular way.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(en noun)
  • The language of a people or a national language.
  • ''A vernacular of the United States is English.
  • Everyday speech or dialect, including colloquialisms, as opposed to literary, liturgical, or scientific language.
  • Street vernacular can be quite different from what is heard elsewhere.
  • Language unique to a particular group of people; jargon, argot.
  • For those of a certain age, hiphop vernacular might just as well be a foreign language.
  • (Roman Catholicism) The indigenous language of a people, into which the words of the Mass are translated.
  • Vatican II allowed the celebration of the mass in the vernacular .


    * (language unique to a group) argot, jargon, slang


    * (national language) lingua franca


    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to everyday language.
  • Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous.
  • a vernacular disease
  • (architecture) of or related to local building materials and styles; not imported
  • (art) is connected to a collective memory; not imported
  • Synonyms

    * (of everyday language) common, everyday, indigenous, ordinary, vulgar * (architecture) folk




    (en adverb)
  • In a vernacular way.