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phraseology

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

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

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Origin of phraseology

First recorded in 1600–10; from New Latin phraseologia (erroneously for unattested Greek phrasiología ), coined by German humanist Michael Neander (1525–95); see origin at phrase, -o-, -logy

synonym study for phraseology

1. See diction.

OTHER WORDS FROM phraseology

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

phraseological (ˌfreɪzɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivephraseologically, adverb
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