Associations to the word «Vernacular»


VERNACULAR, noun. The language of a people or a national language.
VERNACULAR, noun. Everyday speech or dialect, including colloquialisms, as opposed to literary, liturgical, or scientific language.
VERNACULAR, noun. Language unique to a particular group of people; jargon, argot.
VERNACULAR, noun. (Roman Catholicism) The indigenous language of a people, into which the words of the Mass are translated.
VERNACULAR, adjective. Of or pertaining to everyday language.
VERNACULAR, adjective. Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous.
VERNACULAR, adjective. (architecture) of or related to local building materials and styles; not imported
VERNACULAR, adjective. (art) is connected to a collective memory; not imported
VERNACULAR DANCE, noun. Any of form of dance that evolved naturally within a particular community, without the intervention of professional choreographers.

Dictionary definition

VERNACULAR, noun. A characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo".
VERNACULAR, noun. The everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language).
VERNACULAR, adjective. Being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species".

Wise words

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