peculiar to or characteristic of a particular language or dialect: idiomatic French.
containing or using many idioms.
having a distinct style or character, especially in the arts: idiomatic writing; an idiomatic composer.
- Also id·i·o·mat·i·cal .
- id·i·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- id·i·o·mat·i·cal·ness, id·i·o·ma·tic·i·ty [id-ee-oh-muh-tis-i-tee], /ˌɪd i oʊ məˈtɪs ɪ ti/, noun
- non·id·i·o·mat·ic, adjective
- non·id·i·o·mat·i·cal, adjective
- non·id·i·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·id·i·o·mat·i·cal·ness, noun
- un·id·i·o·mat·ic, adjective
- un·id·i·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use idiomatic in a sentence
Full-time residents, who call themselves Yoopers, use the same name to refer to their idiomatic English.Welcome to Yooperland, A Little Slice of Finland in Michigan | Jane & Michael Stern | May 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the meantime, she continues to speak with idiomatic brusqueness.
“There was no absolute word in the Russian idiomatic language,” he said.
Moreover, by the time he reaches college it is too late to teach him even common, idiomatic expressiveness.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
All the truly idiomatic and national phrases are kept, and all others successively picked out and thrown away.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII | John Lord
Numberless compound idiomatic phrases have also been given a place, in each case under the head of the significant word.
Thats idiomatic French, and means a good deal that you dont understand; I always use it to gals, especially when theyre pretty.Three in Norway | James Arthur Lees
It was filled with jokes, beneath which were German notes explaining any difficult or idiomatic words and phrases.War in the Garden of Eden | Kermit Roosevelt