Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (UK) IPA(key): /vəˈnækjələ/, /vəˈnækjʊlə/
- (US) IPA(key): /vɚˈnækjəlɚ/
- Rhymes: -ækjələ(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: ver‧nac‧u‧lar
vernacular (plural vernaculars)
- The language of a people or a national language.
- A vernacular of the United States is English.
- Everyday speech or dialect, including colloquialisms, as opposed to literary, liturgical, or scientific 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.
- (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
- (architecture) Of or related to local building materials and styles; not imported.
- (art) Connected to a collective memory; not imported.
pertaining to everyday language
- vernacular in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- vernacular in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- vernacular at OneLook Dictionary Search
- vernacular (pertaining to everyday language)