phraseology [frey-zee- ol- uh-jee] Examples Word Origin manner or style of verbal expression; characteristic language: legal phraseology. expressions; phrases: obscure phraseology. Origin of phraseology 1655–65;
New Greek phraseología
), coined by German humanist Michael Neander (1525–95); see
-logy Related forms phra·se·o·log·i·cal , [frey-zee- uh- loj-i-k uh l] /ˌfreɪ zi əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ phra·se·o·log·ic, adjective phra·se·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for phraseological Historical Examples But in the mechanical, phraseological movement of his thought he was able to hide himself. Underlying those " phraseological inversions," so daintily cooed by the dove, was the wisdom of the serpent. British Dictionary definitions for phraseological the manner in which words or phrases are used a set of phrases used by a particular group of people Derived Forms phraseological ( ˌfreɪzɪəˈlɒdʒɪk), əl adjective phraseologically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for phraseological phraseology n.
1550s, coined erroneously in Greek as
phraseologia (1550s), from Greek phrasis "way of speaking" (see phrase (n.)) + -logia (see -logy). The correct form would be *phrasiology. Originally "a phrase book," meaning "way of arranging words, characteristic style of expression" is from 1660s.
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