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locution

noun

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a distinctive way of putting ideas into words
  • in the poet's somewhat affected locution, word order is often reversed and so we have "the sea serene"

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The first known use of locution was in the 15th century

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“Locution.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/locution. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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