Meaning of “colloquy” in the English Dictionary

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"colloquy" in British English

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colloquynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒl.ə.kwi/ us /ˈkɑː.lə.kwi/ formal

Examples from literature

  • Before the colloquy had ended, the minister's attention was attracted by a second incident. 
  • He appeared to be in earnest colloquy with a man whose bulk matched his own. 
  • She glanced, with eyes that were unusually conscious, to right and left of her, to see if the neighbors had noticed their colloquy. 
  • The reporter and the caretaker were making no progress in their colloquy and Dan was trying to catch a glimpse of the other man, who leaned against the wall quite indifferent to the struggle for the door. 
  • There was a brisk colloquy between the two. 

(Definition of “colloquy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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