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conversational

[kon-ver-sey-shuh-nl] /ˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃə nl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of conversation:
a conversational tone of voice.
2.
able or ready to converse; given to conversation.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; conversation + -al1
Related forms
conversationally, adverb
nonconversational, adjective
nonconversationally, adverb
preconversational, adjective
unconversational, adjective
Synonyms
1. See colloquial.
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Examples for conversational
  • And their conversational skills took the biggest nosedive while they were trying to navigate intersections or handle traffic.
  • The tone is conversational, and the story unfolds a little bit at a time, building anticipation.
  • They're neither fast enough to be conversational nor slow enough to be truly deep.
  • Built-in sound reduction adds conversational clarity in crowded public spaces and on busy roadways.
  • But the style was conversational and filled with personality.
  • His courtroom manner was casual and conversational, which tended to lull his adversaries into a fatal haze of complacency.
  • The advantage of this form of companionship was that it did not put too great a strain upon one's conversational powers.
  • His paragraphs are conversational, as you might expect, and not perfectly formulated.
  • Also, in general, be prepared for a conversational style.
  • For some reason, the informality and conversational tone of this forum doesn't bother me as much.
British Dictionary definitions for conversational

conversational

/ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃənəl/
adjective
1.
of, using, or in the manner of conversation
2.
inclined to or skilled in conversation; conversable
Derived Forms
conversationally, adverb
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