locution

[ loh-kyoo-shuhn ]
/ 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.

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Origin of locution

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin locūtiōn- (stem of locūtiō) “speech, style of speech,” equivalent to locūt(us) (past participle of loquī “to speak”) + -iōn--ion

synonym study for locution

1. See phrase.
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British Dictionary definitions for locution

locution
/ (ləʊˈkjuːʃən) /

noun

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

Derived forms of locution

locutionary, adjective

Word Origin for locution

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