- manner or style of verbal expression; characteristic language: legal phraseology.
- expressions; phrases: obscure phraseology.
Origin of phraseology
1. See diction.
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Examples from the Web for phraseology
And not only are these gone, but we are lacking in a knowledge of Hebrew phraseology.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
“A lying dog of some sort,” said Mr Vladimir in somewhat Oriental phraseology.The Secret Agent
In Hegelian phraseology the state is the reality of which justice is the idea.The Republic
There must have been a reason for this change of phraseology.The Electoral Votes of 1876</p>
David Dudley Field
In his own phraseology he was “beat,” completely and utterly “beat.”The Golden Woman
- the manner in which words or phrases are used
- a set of phrases used by a particular group of people
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Word Origin and History for phraseology
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