locution

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noun lo·cu·tion \lō-ˈkyü-shən\

Definition of locution

  1. 1 :  a particular form of expression or a peculiarity of phrasing; especially :  a word or expression characteristic of a region, group, or cultural level

  2. 2 :  style of discourse :  phraseology

Examples of locution in a Sentence

  1. We were taught to avoid certain locutions when speaking.

  2. in the poet's somewhat affected locution, word order is often reversed and so we have the sea serene

Origin and Etymology of locution

Middle English locucion, from Anglo-French, from Latin locution-, locutio, from loqui to speak


First Known Use: 15th century

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LOCUTION Defined for English Language Learners

locution

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Definition of locution for English Language Learners

  • : a particular way of using words : a word or phrase



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