phraseology

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noun phra·se·ol·o·gy \ˌfrā-zē-ˈä-lə-jē, frā-ˈzä-\

Definition of phraseology

plural

phraseologies

  1. 1 :  a manner of organizing words and phrases into longer elements :  style

  2. 2 :  choice of words

Examples of phraseology in a Sentence

  1. I recognized the writer's distinctive phraseology even before I saw the name.

  2. the unique phraseology of the suspect's answer stuck in my mind

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Origin and Etymology of phraseology

New Latin phraseologia, irregular from Greek phrasis + -logia -logy


PHRASEOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

phraseology

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Definition of phraseology for English Language Learners

  • : the way that a particular person or group uses words



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