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colloquy

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noun col·lo·quy \ˈkä-lə-kwē\

Definition of colloquy

plural col·lo·quies

  1. 1 :  conversation, dialogue

  2. 2 :  a high-level serious discussion :  conference



Examples of colloquy

  1. <attended a colloquy on economic globalization>

  2. <the subject of the spirited colloquy was the disputed authorship of the plays attributed to Shakespeare>



Origin of colloquy

Latin colloquium, from colloqui to converse, from com- + loqui to speak


First Known Use: 15th century



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