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Meaning of LOCUTION

Pronunciation:  low'kyooshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"

LOCUTION is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: expression, saying
 See Also: adage, advice and consent, agrapha, ambiguity, anatomical, anatomical reference, axiom, Beatitude, byword, calque, catchword, epigram, euphemism, idiom, idiomatic expression, language, loan translation, logion, maxim, motto, oral communication, phrasal idiom, phrase, proverb, quip, saw, set phrase, shibboleth, shucks, slogan, southernism, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, tongue twister, voice communication



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lo*cu"tion\, n. [L. locutio, fr. loqui to speak: cf.
F. locution. ]
Speech or discourse; a phrase; a form or mode of expression.
`` Stumbling locutions.'' --G. Eliot.

      I hate these figures in locution, These about phrases
      forced by ceremony.                      --Marston.

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