conversational

[kon-ver-sey-shuh-nl]

Origin of conversational

First recorded in 1770–80; conversation + -al1
Related formscon·ver·sa·tion·al·ly, adverbnon·con·ver·sa·tion·al, adjectivenon·con·ver·sa·tion·al·ly, adverbpre·con·ver·sa·tion·al, adjectiveun·con·ver·sa·tion·al, adjective

Synonym study

1. See colloquial.
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Examples from the Web for conversationally

Historical Examples of conversationally

  • “Guess you were making for the Pass,” he said conversationally.

  • I will engage them conversationally and ravish them with erect and quivering adjectives.

  • Wearing one's heart on one's sleeve is good for one conversationally.

    Conversation

    Mary Greer Conklin

  • "She has lost her father lately, poor thing," said Margaret, conversationally.

    A True Friend

    Adeline Sergeant

  • "Every time I see a hot pilot work I'm amazed," Paresi said conversationally.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn


British Dictionary definitions for conversationally

conversational

adjective
  1. of, using, or in the manner of conversation
  2. inclined to or skilled in conversation; conversable
Derived Formsconversationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for conversationally

conversational

adj.

1779, from conversation + -al (1).

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