- 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 loc&umacron;ti&omacron;, loc&umacron;ti&omacron;n-, from loc&umacron;tus, past participle of loqu&imacron;, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.