From Latin vernāculus (“domestic, indigenous, of or pertaining to home-born slaves”), from verna (“a native, a home-born slave (one born in his master's house)”).
- (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.
- Synonym: vulgate
- Coordinate terms: lingua franca, link language, vehicular language
- A vernacular of the United States is English.
- 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
- vernacular on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
vernacular (comparative more vernacular, superlative most vernacular)
- Of or pertaining to everyday language, as opposed to standard, literary, liturgical, or scientific idiom.
- Synonyms: common, everyday, indigenous, ordinary, vulgar, colloquial
- 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.
- Synonyms: native, indigenous
- a vernacular disease
- (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
of or related to local building materials and styles; not imported — See also translations at folk
- “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 at OneLook Dictionary Search
vernacular m or f (plural vernaculares)
- vernacular (pertaining to everyday language)
- Synonym: vernáculo
Borrowed from French vernaculaire.
vernacular m or n (feminine singular vernaculară, masculine plural vernaculari, feminine and neuter plural vernaculare)
Declension of vernacular
- vernacular in Academia Română, Micul dicționar academic, ediția a II-a, Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2010. →ISBN