- a word, phrase, or expression
- a particular style of speech; phraseology
Origin of locutionMiddle English locucion from Classical Latin locutio, a speaking from past participle of loqui, to speak
- A particular word, phrase, or expression, especially one that is used by a particular person or group.
- Style of speaking; phraseology: “My elderly patients teach me the locution of circumspection and concern” ( Bernard Lown )
Origin of locutionMiddle English locucion from Old French locution from Latin locūtiō locūtiōn- from locūtus past participle of loquī to speak ; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.