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conversational

[kon-ver-sey-shuh-nl]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of conversation: a conversational tone of voice.
  2. able or ready to converse; given to conversation.
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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

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1. See colloquial.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-conversational

conversational

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

conversational

adj.

1779, from conversation + -al (1).

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