locution

[ loh-kyoo-shuh n ]
/ loʊˈkyu ʃən /

noun

a particular form of expression; a word, phrase, expression, or idiom, especially as used by a particular person, group, etc.
a style of speech or verbal expression; phraseology.

Origin of locution

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin locūtiōn- (stem of locūtiō) speech, style of speech, equivalent to locūt(us) (past participle of loquī to speak) + -iōn- -ion
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locution

/ (ləʊˈkjuːʃən) /

noun

a word, phrase, or expression
manner or style of speech or expression

Derived Forms

locutionary, adjective

Word Origin for locution

C15: from Latin locūtiō an utterance, from loquī to speak
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