the style or types of words used by a person or group
slightly formal language
He was shocked at how crude their language was.
bad/foul language (=language that might offend people): My kids have started using the foul language they hear on television.
ordinary/plain language: In ordinary language, ‘larceny’ means ‘stealing’ or ‘theft’.
spoken language: a comparison between spoken and written language
strong language (=swearing): Mrs Beeson did not normally use strong language, and certainly not in public.
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