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Definitions and Synonyms of locution | Another word for locution | What is locution?

Definition 1: a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • pardon the expression

Synonyms for locution in the sense of this definition

(locution is a kind of ...) (language) communication by word of mouth

"his speech was garbled" "he uttered harsh language" "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"

(... is a kind of locution ) one of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with `beatus' (blessed)

"her favorite Beatitude is `Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth'"

(... is a kind of locution ) a locution or pronunciation peculiar to the southern United States

(... is a kind of locution ) a favorite saying of a sect or political group

(... is a kind of locution ) a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits

(... is a kind of locution ) a witty saying

(... is a kind of locution ) a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

(... is a kind of locution ) an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

(... is a kind of locution ) sayings of Jesus not recorded in the canonical Gospels

(... is a kind of locution ) an expression that relates to anatomy

(... is a kind of locution ) an expression that is difficult to articulate clearly

"`rubber baby buggy bumper' is a tongue twister"

(... is a kind of locution ) an expression of disappointment or irritation

(... is a kind of locution ) an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one

"his favorite dysphemism was to ask for axle grease when he wanted butter"

(... is a kind of locution ) an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh

(... is a kind of locution ) an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context

(... is a kind of locution ) a legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making

(... is a kind of locution ) an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language

"`superman' is a calque for the German `Ubermensch'"

(... is a kind of locution ) a saying of Jesus that is regarded as authentic although it is not recorded in the Gospels

(... is a kind of locution ) a correct expression that takes the place of a popular but incorrect expression

"he preferred his erroneous but pleasing mumpsimus to the correct sumpsimus"

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