Definition of vernacular adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//vəˈnækjələ(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//vərˈnækjələr//
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  1. 1(of language) spoken in a particular area or by a particular group, especially when it is not the official or written language; using a vernacular language English vernacular poetry
  2. 2(specialist) (of architecture (2)) in a style that is concerned with ordinary houses rather than large public buildings vernacular domestic architecture

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