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



    BrE BrE//vəˈnækjələ(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//vərˈnækjələr//
    Architectural styles
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  1. 1(also the vernacular) [singular] the language spoken in a particular area or by a particular group, especially one that is not the official or written language
  2. 2[uncountable] (specialist) a style of architecture concerned with ordinary houses rather than large public buildings See related entries: Architectural styles
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin vernaculus ‘domestic, native’ (from verna ‘home-born slave’) + -ar.

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