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See also: informál
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɪnˈfɔɹm(ə)l/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪnˈfɔːm(ə)l/
Audio (US) (file)
- Hyphenation: in‧for‧mal
- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)məl
- Not formal or ceremonious.
- 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 3, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.” He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.
- 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 4:
- Students and faculty members lunch at the cafeteria and naturally communicate freely with one another in a relaxed and informal setting.
- an informal get-together
- Not in accord with the usual regulations.
- an informal agreement
- Suited for everyday use.
- informal clothes
- (of language) Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.
- (horticulture) Not organized; not structured or planned.
- (not formal or ceremonious): casual
- (not in accord with the usual regulations): unofficial
- (suited for everyday use): casual
- (language: reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage): colloquial
not formal or ceremonious
not in accord with the usual regulations
language: reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage
informal (masculine and feminine plural informals)
informal m or f (plural informais)
- informal (not formal or ceremonious)
- informal in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913
informal (plural informales)