Definition of Idiomatic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or conforming to idiom. "Idiomatic English"

Exact synonyms: Idiomatical
Partainyms: Idiom, Idiom
Derivative terms: Idiom, Idiom, Idiom



Definition of Idiomatic

1. a. Of or pertaining to, or conforming to, the mode of expression peculiar to a language; as, an idiomatic meaning; an idiomatic phrase.

Definition of Idiomatic

1. Adjective. Pertaining or conforming to the mode of expression characteristic of a language. ¹

2. Adjective. Resembling or characteristic of an idiom. ¹

3. Adjective. Using many idioms. ¹

4. Adjective. (music) Parts or pieces which are written both within the natural physical limitations of the instrument and human body and, less so or less often, the styles of playing used on specific instruments. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Idiomatic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Idiomatic

1. Of or pertaining to, or conforming to, the mode of expression peculiar to a language; as, an idiomatic meaning; an idiomatic phrase. Idiomat"ically. Origin: Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Idiomatic

idioisoagglutinin
idioisolysin
idiojunctional rhythm
idiolalia
idiolatries
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idiolect
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idiolectic
idiolectical
idiolects
idiolysin
idiom
idiom blend
idiomata
idiomatic (current term)
idiomatic expression
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idiomaticities
idiomaticity
idiomatick
idiomaticness
idiomaticnesses
idiomatology
idiomorph
idiomorphic
idiomorphous
idiomorphs
idioms

Literary usage of Idiomatic

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1. A Practical System of Rhetoric, Or, The Principles and Rules of Style by Samuel Phillips Newman (1856)
"It is sometimes said of a style, that it is idiomatic AND EAST. ... A style which is idiomatic, will appear to have been easily written, and will be easily ..."

2. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"On this head the Portuguese compiler has a good story to teli, and he tells it in his own idiomatic way: A physician eighty years of age had enjoied of a ..."

3. A Grammar of the Irish Language: Pub. for the Use of the Senior Classes in by John O'Donovan (1845)
"Of the simple and idiomatic Meanings of the Prepositions. It seems desirable to give in this place examples of the idiomatic applications of the ..."

4. A Plea for the Queen's English: Stray Notes on Speaking and Spelling by Henry Alford (1866)
"These are the idioms or idiomatic usages of these languages respectively. Every one speaking any of those languages must use the idiomatic expression, ..."

5. Tragic Drama in Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Shakespeare: An Essay by Lewis Campbell (1904)
"Tragic diction, then, is (1) idiomatic. Diction that is natural and expressive is preferred to that which is grammatically precise. ..."

6. On the Study of Celtic Literature and on Translating Homer by Matthew Arnold (1893)
"But the grand instance of the union of idiomatic expression with curious or difficult ... Such, indeed, is the force and power of Shakspeare's idiomatic ..."

7. Philosophy of Style: An Essay by Herbert Spencer (1884)
"A.—idiomatic EXPRESSIONS WHAT the author says on the apprehension of Anglo-Saxon words ... applies with equal force to idiomatic expressions. ..."

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