linguistic form


: a meaningful unit of speech (such as a morpheme, word, or sentence)

called also speech form

Examples of linguistic form in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And comparing more recent historic forms of English and Sranan to get at centuries-old linguistic forms isn’t ironclad, Creanza pointed out. Cathleen O'Grady, Ars Technica, 14 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of linguistic form was in 1921

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“Linguistic form.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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linguistic form

: a meaningful unit of speech (as a part of a word, a word, or a sentence)

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