lexicology

noun
lex·​i·​col·​o·​gy | \ ˌlek-sə-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce lexicology (audio) \

Definition of lexicology

: a branch of linguistics concerned with the signification and application of words

Other Words from lexicology

lexicological \ ˌlek-​sə-​kō-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce lexicological (audio) , -​kə-​ˈlä-​ \ adjective
lexicologist \ ˌlek-​sə-​ˈkä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce lexicologist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of lexicology

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lexicology

French lexicologie, from lexico- (from Late Greek lexiko-, from lexikon) + -logie -logy

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The first known use of lexicology was circa 1828

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“Lexicology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lexicology. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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