Meaning of vernacular
Pronunciation: (vur-nak'yu-lur, vu-nak'-), [key]
- (of language) native or indigenous (opposed to literary or learned).
- expressed or written in the native language of a place, as literary works: a vernacular poem.
- using such a language: a vernacular speaker.
- of or pertaining to such a language.
- using plain, everyday, ordinary language.
- of, pertaining to, or characteristic of architectural vernacular.
- noting or pertaining to the common name for a plant or animal.
- (of a disease) endemic.
- the native speech or language of a place.
- the language or vocabulary peculiar to a class or profession.
- a vernacular word or expression.
- the plain variety of language in everyday use by ordinary people.
- the common name of an animal or plant as distinguished from its Latin scientific name.
- a style of architecture exemplifying the commonest techniques, decorative features, and materials of a particular historical period, region, or group of people.
- any medium or mode of expression that reflects popular taste or indigenous styles.
- vernacular (Thesaurus)