lex·​is ˈlek-səs How to pronounce lexis (audio)
plural lexes ˈlek-ˌsēz How to pronounce lexis (audio)

Word History


Greek, speech, word

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lexis was in 1960

Dictionary Entries Near lexis

Cite this Entry

“Lexis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lexis. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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