Definition of Locution

1. Noun. A word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations. "Pardon the expression"




Definition of Locution

1. n. Speech or discourse; a phrase; a form or mode of expression.

Definition of Locution

1. Noun. speech or discourse; a phrase; a form or mode of expression. ¹

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Definition of Locution

1. a particular form of expression [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Locution

locust borers
locust gum
locust pod
locust trees
locusta
locustae
locustal
locusted
locustella
locustellas
locustic
locusting
locustlike
locusts
locution (current term)
locutions
locutories
locutory
lod
lod method
lod score
lodde
loddon pondweed
lode
lodemanage
loden
lodens
lodes
lodeship

Literary usage of Locution

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1. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"To dismiss, to separate, LOQUACIOUS, ad. -CITV. Talkative; free of speech ; too free of speech ; full of chatter ; chattering. See locution. ..."

2. A New Pocket Dictionary of the English and French Languages by J. E. Wessely (1892)
"looft weather-tide of a locution, ... locution t form of speech, meaner of speaking, [ship. .... locution ..."

3. Histoire de la Langue Français: études Sur Les Origines, L'étymologie, la by Emile Littré (1863)
"Un pied n'en échappa est une locution très-commune pour dire que personne n'échappa ; dès lors on voit qu'il faut lire : N'en scet mais ..."

4. Dictionary of the French and English Languages by Gabriel Surenne (1856)
"... said of a horte'* Locomoteur, trice, smf. an engine Locomotion, sf. locomotion, the power of change place , changing plar.e locution, st. locution, ..."

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