archaism

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noun ar·cha·ism \ˈär-kē-ˌi-zəm, -(ˌ)kā-ˌi-\

Definition of archaism

  1. 1 :  the use of archaic diction or style

  2. 2 :  an instance of archaic usage

  3. 3 :  something archaic; especially :  something (such as a practice or custom) that is outmoded or old-fashioned

archaist

play \-ist\ noun

archaistic

play \ˌär-kē-ˈis-tik, -(ˌ)kā-\ adjective

archaize

play \ˈär-kē-ˌīz, -(ˌ)kā-\ verb

Examples of archaism in a Sentence

  1. the archaisms methinks and saith

Origin and Etymology of archaism

New Latin archaïsmus, from Greek archaïsmos, from archaios


ARCHAISM Defined for English Language Learners

archaism

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Definition of archaism for English Language Learners

  • : an old word or expression that is no longer used : an archaic word or expression


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