Origin of solecism
OTHER WORDS FROM solecismsol·e·cist, nounsol·e·cis·tic, sol·e·cis·ti·cal, adjectivesol·e·cis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH solecismsolecism , solipsism
Words nearby solecism
How to use solecism in a sentence
Do not even consider committing the solecism of serving it with parmigiano.
The party was given especially in her honour, and to omit her from any description of it would be an unpardonable solecism.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
It cut them down to vassals, but, by a legal solecism, they were regarded as a sort of free vassals.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
For a free and extended empire on a continent are incompatible: to think they are not is a perfect solecism in politicks.
The fair city of Perth is a solecism in point of site, and many a flooding it gets in consequence.
Let us try the test of an expression somewhat kindred in etymology: such a word as would carry upon its face a damning solecism.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3|W. E. Gladstone
British Dictionary definitions for solecism
- the nonstandard use of a grammatical construction
- any mistake, incongruity, or absurdity