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- (UK) IPA(key): /vəˈnækjələ/, /vəˈnækjʊlə/
- (US) IPA(key): /vɚˈnækjəlɚ/
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- Rhymes: -ækjʊlə(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: ver‧nac‧u‧lar
vernacular (plural vernaculars)
- The language of a people or a national language.
- Everyday speech or dialect, including colloquialisms, as opposed to standard, literary, liturgical, or scientific idiom.
- Street vernacular can be quite different from what is heard elsewhere.
- Language unique to a particular group of people.
- A language lacking standardization or a written form.
- Indigenous spoken language, as distinct from a literary or liturgical language such as Ecclesiastical Latin.
- Vatican II allowed the celebration of the mass in the vernacular.
- (architecture) A style of architecture involving local building materials and styles, not imported.
- →⇒ Irish: béarlagair
language unique to a particular group of people
spoken language as opposed to literary or liturgical
- Of or pertaining to everyday language, as opposed to standard, literary, liturgical, or scientific idiom.
- 1983, Richard Ellis, The Book of Sharks, Knopf, →ISBN, page 111:
- There are blacktips, silvertips, bronze whalers, black whalers, spinner sharks, and bignose sharks. These of course are vernacular names, but this is one case where the scientific nomenclature does not clarify the species, since it is now being revised.
- Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature.
- (architecture) Of or related to local building materials and styles; not imported.
- Synonym: folk
- (art) Connected to a collective memory; not imported.
pertaining to everyday language
- “vernacular”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “vernacular”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “vernacular”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
vernacular m or f (plural vernaculares)
Declension of vernacular