phraseology


phra·se·ol·o·gy

noun \-jē\

: the way that a particular person or group uses words

plural phra·se·ol·o·gies

Full Definition of PHRASEOLOGY

1
:  a manner of organizing words and phrases into longer elements :  style
2
:  choice of words

Examples of PHRASEOLOGY

  1. <I recognized the writer's distinctive phraseology even before I saw the name.>
  2. <the unique phraseology of the suspect's answer stuck in my mind>

Origin of PHRASEOLOGY

New Latin phraseologia, irregular from Greek phrasis + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1664

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