Definitions for: Locution


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Lo*cu"tion, n. [L. locutio, fr. loqui to speak: cf.
F. locution. ]
Speech or discourse; a phrase; a form or mode of expression.
`` Stumbling locutions.'' --G. Eliot.

I hate these figures in locution, These about phrases
forced by ceremony. --Marston.

Synonyms: expression, saying

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

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