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Definition 1: the style of a particular artist or school or movement - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where idiom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an imaginative orchestral idiom

Synonyms for idiom in the sense of this definition

(idiom is a kind of ...) how something is done or how it happens

"her dignified manner" "his rapid manner of talking" "their nomadic mode of existence" "in the characteristic New York style" "a lonely way of life" "in an abrasive fashion"

(... is a kind of idiom ) elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century

(... is a kind of idiom ) a movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms

"classicism often derived its models from the ancient Greeks and Romans"

(... is a kind of idiom ) revival of a classical style (in art or literature or architecture or music) but from a new perspective or with a new motivation

(... is a kind of idiom ) a manner of dealing with something artistically

"his treatment of space borrows from Italian architecture"

(... is a kind of idiom ) the artistic style of early 16th century painting in Florence and Rome; characterized by technical mastery and heroic composition and humanistic content

(... is a kind of idiom ) fanciful but graceful asymmetric ornamentation in art and architecture that originated in France in the 18th century

(... is a kind of idiom ) (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans

(... is a kind of idiom ) the artistic style of ancient Greek art with its emphasis on proportion and harmony

(... is a kind of idiom ) a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization

"Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over rationality"

Definition 2: the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where idiom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English
  • he has a strong German accent
  • it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy

Synonyms for idiom in the sense of this definition

(idiom is a kind of ...) speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community

(... is a kind of idiom ) the use of misspellings to identify a colloquial or uneducated speaker

(... is a kind of idiom ) a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard

(idiom is the usage domain for ...) leap, jerk, bang

"Bullets spanged into the trees"

(idiom is the usage domain for ...) (of speech or dialect) pleasing in sound; not harsh or strident

"her euphonious Southern speech"

(idiom is the usage domain for ...) at or to or toward the front

"he faced forward" "step forward" "she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine"

Definition 3: an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for idiom in the sense of this definition

(idiom is a kind of ...) a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

"pardon the expression"

(... is a kind of idiom ) a rural idiom or expression

(idiom is the usage domain for ...) out of balance or out of adjustment

"the front wheel of my bicycle is out of whack"

(idiom is the usage domain for ...) in a difficult or vulnerable position

"he resigned and left me in the lurch"

(idiom is the usage domain for ...) with regularity and precision

"the rocket launch went off like clockwork"

Definition 4: a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for idiom in the sense of this definition

(idiom is a kind of ...) the style of expressing yourself

"he suggested a better formulation" "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"

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