from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A particular word, phrase, or expression, especially one that is used by a particular person or group.
- n. Style of speaking; phraseology.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. speech or discourse; a phrase; a form or mode of expression.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Speech or discourse; a phrase; a form or mode of expression.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of speaking.
- n. Discourse; form or mode of speaking; phraseology; a phrase.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
Middle English locucion, from Old French locution, from Latin locūtiō, locūtiōn-, from locūtus, past participle of loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin locūtiō ("speech"), from loquor ("speak"). Confer cognate French locution. (Wiktionary)