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idiomatic

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adjective id·i·o·mat·ic \ˌi-dē-ə-ˈma-tik\

Definition of idiomatic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or conforming to idiom

  2. 2 :  peculiar to a particular group, individual, or style

idiomatically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

idiomaticness

play \-tik-nəs\ noun


Examples of idiomatic in a sentence

  1. <the new teacher's idiomatic approach to dealing with special-needs students is already showing signs of success>



Did You Know?

The speech and writing of a native-born English-speaker may seem crude, uneducated, and illiterate, but will almost always be idiomatic—that is, a native speaker always sounds like a native speaker. For a language learner, speaking and writing idiomatically in another language is the greatest challenge. Even highly educated foreign learners—professors, scientists, doctors, etc.—rarely succeed in mastering the kind of idiomatic English spoken by an American 7th-grader.

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