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conversational Syllabification: con·ver·sa·tion·al
Pronunciation: /ˌkänvərˈsāSH(ə)n(ə)l/

Definition of conversational in English:


1Appropriate to an informal conversation: his tone was casual and conversational
More example sentences
  • Off stage, Rob Campbell is one of the most relaxed and conversational people you'll ever meet.
  • He isn't as verbal or as sharp as Howard, but has a more casual, conversational approach.
  • Then mother comes back, using a spare, friendly, and conversational style.
informal, chatty, relaxed, friendly;
colloquial, idiomatic
1.1Consisting of or relating to conversation: conversational skills
More example sentences
  • And here I was, in a social situation which required - at least as I saw it - all my best conversational skills.
  • They also receive training in popular culture and current events to improve their conversational skills.
  • So this was a rare opportunity to test their conversational skills.



Pronunciation: /ˌkänvərˈsāSH(ə)nəlē/
Example sentences
  • ‘Bet you're glad to get all that stuff out of your garage,’ I said, conversationally.
  • Night after night, the words seemed to fall together conversationally, with hardly a pause, a sentence fragment or a wasted word.
  • I don't have to convince anyone of something that is common knowledge and conversationally appropriate.

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