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phraseology

[frey-zee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌfreɪ ziˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
manner or style of verbal expression; characteristic language:
legal phraseology.
2.
expressions; phrases:
obscure phraseology.
Origin of phraseology
1655-1665
1655-65; < New Greek phraseología (erroneously for *phrasiología), coined by German humanist Michael Neander (1525-95); see phrase, -o-, -logy
Related forms
phraseological
[frey-zee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌfreɪ zi əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
phraseologic, adjective
phraseologically, adverb
Synonyms
1. See diction.
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  • Underlying those "phraseological inversions," so daintily cooed by the dove, was the wisdom of the serpent.

    Oscar Wilde Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  • But in the mechanical, phraseological movement of his thought he was able to hide himself.

    Erik Dorn Ben Hecht
British Dictionary definitions for phraseological

phraseology

/ˌfreɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
the manner in which words or phrases are used
2.
a set of phrases used by a particular group of people
Derived Forms
phraseological (ˌfreɪzɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
phraseologically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for phraseological

phraseology

n.

1550s, coined erroneously in Greek as phraseologia (1550s), from Greek phrasis "way of speaking" (see phrase (n.)) + -logia (see -logy). The correct form would be *phrasiology. Originally "a phrase book," meaning "way of arranging words, characteristic style of expression" is from 1660s.

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