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Meaning of SAYING

Pronunciation:  'seying

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

SAYING is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: expression, locution
 
 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
 
 Definition: 
\Say"ing\, n.
That which is said; a declaration; a statement, especially a
proverbial one; an aphorism; a proverb.

      Many are the sayings of the wise, In ancient and in
      modern books enrolled.                   --Milton.

Syn: Declaration; speech; adage; maxim; aphorism; apothegm;
     saw; proverb; byword.

 

 

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