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Definition of vernacular in English English dictionary

The indigenous language of a people, into which the words of the Roman Catholic mass are translated Vatican II allowed the celebration of the mass in the vernacular.
Language unique to a particular group of people; jargon, argot For those of a certain age, hiphop vernacular might just as well be a foreign language.
Of or pertaining to everyday language
The language of a people, a national language The vernacular of the United States is English.
Everyday speech, including colloquialisms, as opposed to literary or liturgical language Street vernacular can be quite different from what is heard elsewhere.
the language of one's country
{a} belonging to one's own country
1. EVERYDAY LANGUAGE, colloquial language, conversational language, common parlance; dialect, regional language, regionalisms, patois; informal lingo, local lingo. 2. LANGUAGE, parlance; idiom, slang, jargon; informal lingo, -speak, -ese
A native or indigenous language The idiom of the region
A prevailing style or attitude in a specific geographical location, group of people or time period
Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous; now used chiefly of language; as, English is our vernacular language
The vernacular language; one's mother tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality
{s} of or pertaining to the vernacular; in the local language; in ordinary terms
Language unique to a particular group of people; jargon, argot, slang
1 Language or dialect of a particular country 2 Language or dialect of a clan or group 3 Plain everyday speech
The local language commonly spoken by the people; as opposed to Latin
The way in which ordinary buildings were built in a particular place before local styles, techniques and materials were superseded by imports
the language or dialect of a country; the everyday language of ordinary people
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"
the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
The traditional architecture of a region, frequently developed in response to the climate, land conditions, or culture of a region
The vernacular is the language or dialect that is most widely spoken by ordinary people in a region or country. books or plays written in the vernacular
The language naturally spoken by the natives of an area
In architecture, of traditional and indigenous historical style
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
using the native language of a country or place
the language of the people of a region, such as German, English, or French, as opposed to Latin or Greek In the European Middle Ages, the language of the Church and of education was Latin
{i} local language of a particular place; regular spoken language (as opposed to literary language); speech that is characteristic to a certain field; ordinary terms for organisms that also have scientific names (Biology)
vernacular dance
Any of form of dance that evolved naturally within a particular community, without the intervention of professional choreographers
vernacular architecture
Common domestic architecture of a region, usually far simpler than what the technology of the time is capable of maintaining. In highly industrialized countries such as the U.S., for example, barns are still being built according to a design employed in Europe in the 1st millennium BC. Vernacular structures are characterized by inexpensive materials and straightforwardly utilitarian design
African American Vernacular English
A variation of Modern English spoken predominately by lower socioeconomic class individuals of African descent, usually in urban or suburban surroundings in the United States
African American Vernacular English
Any of the nonstandard varieties of English spoken by African Americans. Also called Black English, Black English Vernacular, Black Vernacular English, Ebonics. See Usage Note at Black English
with regards to the vernacular; with ordinary terms; in a native dialect
In a vernacular manner; in the vernacular