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Borrowed from Latin loc?ti?, loc?ti?nem ("speech"), from
loquor ("speak"). Compare the French cognate locution.
locution (plural locutions)
- 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 locutions.
1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest:
Another way fathers impact sons is that sons, one their voices have changed in puberty, invariably answer the telephone with the same locutions and intonations of their fathers.
- The use of a word or phrase in an unusual or specialized way.
- 1992, Judith Jarvis Thomson, The Realm of Rights (page 299)
- So it cannot be supposed that promisings differ from other word-givings in that a word-giver makes a promise only if he or she uses the locution "I promise".
- (religion) A supernatural revelation where a religious figure, statue or icon speaks, usually to a saint.
phrase or expression connected to an individual or a group of individuals
the use of a word or phrase in an unusual or specialized way
- Greek: ? (el) f (ékfrasi)
Borrowed from Latin loc?ti?, loc?ti?nem ("speech"), from loqui ("speak").
- (key): /l?.ky.sj/
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locution f (plural locutions)
- phrase, locution