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vernacular

noun [C usually singular]     /vəˈnæk.jʊ.lər/ US  /vɚˈnæk.jə.lɚ/
the form of a language that a particular group of speakers use naturally, especially in informal situations: The French I learned at school is very different from the local vernacular of the village where I'm now living. Many Roman Catholics regret the replacing of the Latin mass by the vernacular.Forms of languages and specialist dialects specialized architecture in architecture, a local style in which ordinary houses are builtArchitecture specialized art, music dance, music, art, etc. that is in a style liked or performed by ordinary peopleOrdinary peopleThe visual arts in general vernacular     adjective His lively vernacular style goes down well with younger viewers. old stone vernacular buildingsForms of languages and specialist dialects
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