Definition of conversational in English:

conversational

adjective

  • 1As used in conversation; not formal.

    ‘she spoke fluent, conversational English’
    • ‘His conversational style, emphasised by his use of italics and capitalisation, has attracted generations of readers.’
    • ‘My supervisor, instead of being very rigid, now was more conversational, kinder, warmer.’
    • ‘He has an easy conversational style and moves smoothly through a presentation that is so detailed there is very little left to question at the end.’
    • ‘Instant messaging is even more conversational and speed is even more important, so proper English has almost vanished.’
    • ‘Her attitude and manner was much more conversational and friendly this time.’
    • ‘His writing is known for its conversational, dynamic quality.’
    • ‘Though her words were conversational and casual, her tone was smooth and deadly.’
    • ‘Off stage, Rob Campbell is one of the most relaxed and conversational people you'll ever meet.’
    • ‘Every once in a while there is a page of text with extremely conversational, seemingly unedited commentary.’
    • ‘He's strong but he's conversational, and there aren't too many people that have that.’
    • ‘Teaching conversational English (listening and speaking) is not as easy as it sounds.’
    • ‘She sings with a conversational freedom and impeccable, colloquial diction.’
    • ‘He isn't as verbal or as sharp as Howard, but has a more casual, conversational approach.’
    • ‘I'm trying to be a lot more conversational than dictatorial, and this informality leads to these kind of slips.’
    • ‘In a conversational style, Dale Carnegie offers practical advice and techniques on how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding.’
    • ‘For this event, we sat together at a table on stage - the interview process being more relaxed and conversational.’
    • ‘Then mother comes back, using a spare, friendly, and conversational style.’
    • ‘Maybe this is because the air is clearing on what these media are good for, and with people online more and more they've become quicker and more conversational.’
    • ‘Having that information beforehand will make you more confident and conversational in your approach.’
    • ‘He said it in a flat, almost conversational way, devoid of tone or expression.’
    informal, chatty, casual, relaxed, friendly
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    1. 1.1Consisting of or relating to conversation.
      ‘conversational skills’
      • ‘She ties things together in ways that haven't yet become conversational fodder.’
      • ‘So this was a rare opportunity to test their conversational skills.’
      • ‘And yet other times, in the spur of the conversational moment, I'm lost for the right words.’
      • ‘To my considerable surprise, they formed an instant, eager bond, and went into a tight conversational huddle for the next 45 minutes or so.’
      • ‘And here I was, in a social situation which required - at least as I saw it - all my best conversational skills.’
      • ‘I love making no sense in my conversational patterns sometimes.’
      • ‘After reading the article, I decided to go further and be friendly towards them and welcome any form of conversational topic.’
      • ‘Again, all my mates have read it and I haven't, which can lead to an embarrassing conversational hiatus in the pub.’
      • ‘Different people in different situations call for different conversational styles, and I have them all lined up in neat little boxes, ready to go.’
      • ‘Like a person sitting in the car park outside the gym, knowing they've got to go in and get exercising, I am perpetually a conversational sluggard.’
      • ‘At first, I thought this might be a conversational gambit, a feigned interest.’
      • ‘They also receive training in popular culture and current events to improve their conversational skills.’
      • ‘Another mile and a half brought him to the next settlement, and being short of conversational gambits, he again asked what this was called.’
      • ‘My store of conversational openers seems thoroughly inadequate to the task.’
      • ‘The flippancy of this conversational gambit does not impress her.’
      • ‘You've given me an interesting conversational gambit when that happens.’
      • ‘Then suddenly, almost mid-sentence, Thomas does a conversational U - turn.’
      • ‘It transpired that my conversational companion and I both had firm ideas as to the character of each of our future funerals.’
      • ‘Start building your aerobic base by exercising at a conversational pace for an hour, two days a week.’
      • ‘Her ear for colloquial phrases and conversational interplay is equally impressive.’

Pronunciation:

conversational

/kɒnvəˈseɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l/