Informal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈfɔːrml|  American pronunciation of the word informal
Brit.  |ɪnˈfɔːm(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word informal
- not officially recognized or controlled (syn: loose)
an informal agreement
- having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere (syn: cozy, intimate)
a relaxed informal manner


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.

She's informal with everyone.

The atmosphere at work is fairly informal.

The two groups met for informal talks.

The supervisor held an informal meeting in his office.

Slang is used mostly in informal speech.

Her informal manner seemed wholly inappropriate to the occasion.

...a sleazy bar that seemed to be an informal clubhouse for deviates...

...can we meet for an informal parley to see if we can effect a compromise?...

Don't fuss up for the party, it's very informal.

This coat was dirt cheap informal (=very cheap).

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