HyperDic: locution

English > 1 sense of the word locution:
NOUNcommunicationlocution, saying, expressiona word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
English > locution: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations.
Synonymssaying, expression
NarrowerBeatitudeOne of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount
advice and consentA legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's / President's powers of appointment and treaty-making
agraphasayings of Jesus not recorded in the canonical Gospels
ambiguityAn expression whose meaning / meaning cannot be determined from its context
anatomical reference, anatomicalAn expression that relates to anatomy
calque, calque formation, loan translationAn expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
dysphemismAn offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one
epigram, quipA witty saying
euphemismAn inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
idiom, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phraseAn expression whose meanings cannot be inferred / inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
logionA saying of Jesus that is regarded as authentic although it is not recorded in the Gospels
maxim, axiomA saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
motto, slogan, catchword, shibbolethA favorite saying of a sect or political group
proverb, adage, saw, bywordA condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
shucksAn expression of disappointment or irritation
southernismA locution or pronunciation peculiar to the southern United States
sumpsimusA correct expression that takes the place of a popular but incorrect expression
tongue twisterAn expression that is difficult to articulate clearly
Broaderspeech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication(language) communication by word of mouth
Spanishdicho, expresión, locución, refrán
Catalandita, expressió, locució, proverbi, refrany

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