phraseology

[ frey-zee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌfreɪ ziˈɒl ə dʒi /

noun

manner or style of verbal expression; characteristic language: legal phraseology.
expressions; phrases: obscure phraseology.

Origin of phraseology

1655–65; < New Greek phraseología (erroneously for *phrasiología), coined by German humanist Michael Neander (1525–95); see phrase, -o-, -logy

Related forms

phra·se·o·log·i·cal [frey-zee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌfreɪ zi əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, phra·se·o·log·ic, adjectivephra·se·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb

Synonym study

1. See diction.
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British Dictionary definitions for phraseology

phraseology

/ (ˌfreɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies

the manner in which words or phrases are used
a set of phrases used by a particular group of people

Derived Forms

phraseological (ˌfreɪzɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivephraseologically, adverb
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