[ kuh-myoon-l, kom-yuh-nl ]
/ kəˈmyun l, ˈkɒm yə nl /
used or shared in common by everyone in a group: a communal jug of wine.
of, by, or belonging to the people of a community; shared or participated in by the public: communal land; Building the playground was a communal project.
engaged in by or involving two or more communities: communal conflict.
DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?
OTHER WORDS FROM communal
com·mu·nal·ly, adverbin·ter·com·mu·nal, adjectivenon·com·mu·nal, adjectivenon·com·mu·nal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for communal
The non-communal social animals, on the contrary, are not thus restricted.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for communal
/ (ˈkɒmjʊnəl) /
belonging or relating to a community as a whole
relating to different groups within a societycommunal strife
of or relating to a commune or a religious community
Derived forms of communalcommunality (ˌkɒmjʊˈnælɪtɪ), nouncommunally, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012