[ lek-si-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌlɛk sɪˈkɒl ə dʒi /
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the study of the formation, meaning, and use of words and of idiomatic combinations of words.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
OTHER WORDS FROM lexicologylex·i·co·log·i·cal [lek-si-kuh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌlɛk sɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, lex·i·co·log·ic, adjectivelex·i·col·o·gist, noun
Words nearby lexicology
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British Dictionary definitions for lexicology
/ (ˌlɛksɪˈkɒlədʒɪ) /
the study of the overall structure and history of the vocabulary of a language
Derived forms of lexicologylexicological (ˌlɛksɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivelexicologically, adverblexicologist, noun
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