phra·​se·​o·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌfrā-zē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce phraseological (audio) \

Definition of phraseological

1a : expressed in formal often sententious phrases
b : marked by frequently insincere use of such phrases
2 : of or relating to phraseology

Examples of phraseological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mr Souriau and Dr Geberzahn were interested, in particular, in the syllabic and phraseological structure of songs. The Economist, "Birdsong Male nightingales spend the winter practising," 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of phraseological

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Phraseological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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