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synonyms for locution

  • inflection
  • accent
  • articulation
  • dialect
  • diction
  • expression
  • language
  • phraseology
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How to use locution in a sentence

We are apt in England to class as an "Americanism" every unfamiliar, or too familiar, locution which we do not happen to like.
AMERICA TO-DAY, OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONSWILLIAM ARCHER
I select it merely as an example of a demonstrably vicious locution which ought indubitably to be banished from the language.
AMERICA TO-DAY, OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONSWILLIAM ARCHER
It is of course the characteristic Scripture locution for those who in some way enjoy the special favour of God.
OUR LADY SAINT MARYJ. G. H. BARRY
"Fighting spooks" is a pretty locution, and every Freethinker would admit that fighting spooks is a most unprofitable business.
FLOWERS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
This same locution in the vernacular is found in the Tagalog folk-tale of “Lucas the Strong.”
FILIPINO POPULAR TALESDEAN S. FANSLER
The locution of which we have made use—passed to the state of—has been condemned as a neologism by M. Royer Collard.
LES MISRABLESVICTOR HUGO
This is "good grammar" in Gaelic, and the Irish, when they began to learn English, translated the locution literally.
THE AMERICAN LANGUAGEHENRY L. MENCKEN
"Wine of the colour of the windows of the Sainte Chapelle," was a popular locution of the time.
THE STORY OF PARISTHOMAS OKEY
As yet I have not seen "ministers is," but even this barbaric locution bids fair to be reached in course of time.
AMERICANISMS AND BRITICISMSBRANDER MATTHEWS
He believes that the locution was "possibly imported from the southwest of Ireland."
THE AMERICAN LANGUAGEHENRY L. MENCKEN
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WORDS RELATED TO LOCUTION

  • command of language
  • delivery
  • elocution
  • eloquence
  • enunciation
  • expression
  • fluency
  • gift of gab
  • inflection
  • intonation
  • language
  • line
  • lingo
  • locution
  • oratory
  • parlance
  • phrase
  • phraseology
  • phrasing
  • pronunciation
  • rhetoric
  • usage
  • verbalism
  • verbiage
  • vocabulary
  • wordage
  • wording
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