Examples of informal in a sentence
We had an informal meeting over lunch.
He has an informal manner that puts people at ease.
He spoke to them in informal Spanish.
The term is common in informal contexts.
He took an informal poll among his coworkers.
First Known Use of informal
INFORMAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of informal for English Language Learners
: having a friendly and relaxed quality
: suited for ordinary use when you are relaxing
of language : relaxed in tone : not suited for serious or official speech and writing
INFORMAL Defined for Kids
Definition of informal for Students
1 : not requiring serious or formal behavior or dress <an informal party>
2 : suitable for ordinary or everyday use <an informal dining area>
Legal Definition of informal
: marked by the absence of required forms or procedures or by the relaxation of prescribed rules <an informal hearing>
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