What is colloquial diction?


Colloquial diction refers to a language used in familiar or ordinary conversation and not in formal settings. The term is a combination of two words; the key to understanding the term lies in understanding each word. The word colloquial comes from the Latin word colloquium, which means "speaking together."

The word diction either refers to the choice of phrases and words in writing and speech, or the style of enunciation in speaking. If you combine the two, then you can view the term "colloquial diction" as an informal language that is unique in enunciation to a specific area that used in everyday speech. It could be considered a form of local slang.

Both slang and colloquialism exude an informal tone, and both types of expression should be avoided in formal writing.

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