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vernacular   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 vZˋnækjәlZ 〕


〔 vәˊnækjulә 〕

Overview of noun vernacular

The noun vernacular has 2 senses

  • slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular -- (a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo")

  • vernacular -- (the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language))

Overview of adj vernacular

The adj vernacular has 1 sense

  • common, vernacular, vulgar -- (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")