phraseological

adjective

phra·​se·​o·​log·​i·​cal ˌfrā-zē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce phraseological (audio)
1
a
: 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, 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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“Phraseological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phraseological. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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