Locution meaning

lō-kyo͝oshən
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A particular word, phrase, or expression, especially one that is used by a particular person or group.
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Style of speaking; phraseology.
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A word, phrase, or expression.
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A particular style of speech; phraseology.
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A phrase or expression connected to an individual or a group of individuals through repeated usage.

The television show host is widely recognized for his all too common locution.

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Origin of locution

  • Middle English locucion from Old French locution from Latin locūtiō locūtiōn- from locūtus past participle of loquī to speak tolkw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin locÅ«tiō (“speech"), from loquor (“speak"). Confer cognate French locution.

    From Wiktionary