Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The way in which words and phrases are used in speech or writing; style.
  • noun A set of expressions used by a particular person or group.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The form of words used in ex pressing some idea or thought; mode or style of expression; the particular words or phrases combined to form a sentence, or the method of arranging them; diction; style.
  • noun A collection of phrases and idioms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Manner of expression; peculiarity of diction; style.
  • noun rare A collection of phrases; a phrase book.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun study of set or fixed expressions
  • noun the style in which words and phrases are used in writing or speech
  • noun a group of specialized words and expressions used by a particular group
  • noun a collection of phrases; a phrasebook

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the manner in which something is expressed in words

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek φράσις + λόγος

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