← Diction Types Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All Slang refers to a group of recently coined words often used in informal situations. These words often come and go quickly, passing in and out ofusage within months or years. Colloquial expressions nonstandard, often regional, ways of using language appropriate to informal or conversational speech and writing. Jargon words and expressions characteristic of a particular trade, profession, or pursuit. Dialect a nonstandard subgroup of a language with its own vocabulary and grammatical features. Writers often use regional dialects or dialectsthat reveal a person's economic or social class. Concrete diction specific words that describe physical qualities or conditions. Abstract diction refers to language that denotes ideas, emotions, conditions, or concepts that are intangible. Denotation the exact, literal definition of a word independent of any emotional association or secondary meaning. Connotation the implicit rather than explicit meaning of a word; consists of the suggestions, associations, and emotional overtones attached to a word.