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vernacular (plural vernaculars)
- 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.
- 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.
- (Should we delete(+) this sense?) (Roman Catholicism) The indigenous language of a people, into which the words of the Mass are translated.
- Vatican II allowed the celebration of the mass in the vernacular.
- (national language): lingua franca
language unique to a particular group of people
(christianity) indigenous language of a people
- Of or pertaining to everyday language.
- Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous.
- a vernacular disease
pertaining to everyday language