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Used when addressing a
highly educated audience. This
includes sermons, scholarly
used when addressing a familiar
or specific audience. This includes
personal letters, emails, and
documents with conversational or
entertaining purposes. This level
also includes "slang" language,
which may be used to create a
specific "flavor" as in sports casting
1. Characteristic of or
appropriate to the spoken
language or to writing that seeks
the effect of speech; informal.
2. Relating to conversation;
1. A kind of language occurring
chiefly in casual and playful speech,
made up typically of short-lived
coinages and figures of speech that
are deliberately used in place of
standard terms for added raciness,
humor, irreverence, or other effect.
2. Language peculiar to a group;
argot or jargon: thieves' slang.