Origin of solecism
Examples from the Web for solecism
Do not even consider committing the solecism of serving it with parmigiano.
Hence this adaptation is less a solecism than that of the bell for the hyacinth.
His trust was warranted, until Landor detected the solecism.Milton|Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
It would be a solecism in language to say that any portion of these is not included in the whole.
British Dictionary definitions for solecism
- the nonstandard use of a grammatical construction
- any mistake, incongruity, or absurdity
Word Origin for solecism
Word Origin and History for solecism
"gross grammatical error;" loosely "any absurdity or incongruity," 1570s, from Middle French solécisme (16c.), from Latin soloecismus "mistake in speaking or writing," from Greek soloikismos "to speak (Greek) incorrectly," from soloikos "ungrammatical utterance," properly "a speaking like the people of Soloi," an Athenian colony in Cilicia (modern Mezitli in Turkey), whose dialect the Athenians considered barbarous. Related: Solecistic.