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locutionn. [L. locutio, fr. loqui to speak: cf. F. locution. ].
     Speech or discourse; a phrase; a form or mode of expression.  G. Eliot.  [1913 Webster]
    "I hate these figures in locution,
    These about phrases forced by ceremony.
    "  [1913 Webster]


locution, n.
1 a word or phrase, esp. considered in regard to style or idiom.
2 style of speech.

ME f. OF locution or L locutio f. loqui locut- speak



adjectival phrase, antonym, articulation, choice of words, clause, composition, construction, dialect, diction, expression, formulation, free form, grammar, headed group, homograph, homonym, homophone, idiom, idiotism, language, langue, lexeme, lingo, lingua, linguistic act, linguistic form, logos, manner of speaking, metonym, minimum free form, monosyllable, noun phrase, paragraph, parlance, parol, parole, peculiar expression, period, personal usage, phonation, phrasal idiom, phrase, phraseology, phrasing, polysyllable, rhetoric, sentence, sequence of phonemes, set phrase, speaking, speech, speech act, standard phrase, string, syllable, synonym, syntactic structure, talk, term, the spoken word, tongue, turn of expression, turn of phrase, usage, use of words, usus loquendi, utterance, utterance string, verb complex, verb phrase, verbalism, verbiage, verbum, vocable, voice, way of speaking, word, word of mouth, word-group, wordage, wording




N speech, faculty of speech, locution, talk, parlance, verbal intercourse, prolation, oral communication, word of mouth, parole, palaver, prattle, effusion, oration, recitation, delivery, say, speech, lecture, harangue, sermon, tirade, formal speech, peroration, speechifying, soliloquy, allocution, conversation, salutatory : screed: valedictory, oratory, elocution, eloquence, rhetoric, declamation, grandiloquence, multiloquence, burst of eloquence, facundity, flow of words, command of words, command of language, copia verborum, power of speech, gift of the gab, usus loquendi, speaker, spokesman, prolocutor, interlocutor, mouthpiece, Hermes, orator, oratrix, oratress, Demosthenes, Cicero, rhetorician, stump orator, platform orator, speechmaker, patterer, improvisatore, speaking, spoken, oral, lingual, phonetic, not written, unwritten, outspoken, eloquent, elocutionary, oratorical, rhetorical, declamatory, grandiloquent, talkative, Ciceronian, nuncupative, Tullian, orally, by word of mouth, viva voce, from the lips of, quoth he, said he, action is eloquence, pour the full tide of eloquence along, she speaks poignards and every word stabs, speech is but broken light upon the depth of the u, to try thy eloquence now 'tis time.

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