phra·​se·​o·​log·​i·​cal ˌfrā-zē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce phraseological (audio)
: expressed in formal often sententious phrases
: marked by frequently insincere use of such phrases
: of or relating to phraseology

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Mr Souriau and Dr Geberzahn were interested, in particular, in the syllabic and phraseological structure of songs. The Economist, 28 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of phraseological was in 1664

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Cite this Entry

“Phraseological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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