Phraseological



[frey-zee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌfreɪ ziˈɒl ə dʒi/

noun
1.
manner or style of verbal expression; characteristic language:
legal phraseology.
2.
expressions; phrases:
obscure phraseology.
/ˌfreɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
the manner in which words or phrases are used
2.
a set of phrases used by a particular group of people
n.

1550s, coined erroneously in Greek as phraseologia (1550s), from Greek phrasis “way of speaking” (see phrase (n.)) + -logia (see -logy). The correct form would be *phrasiology. Originally “a phrase book,” meaning “way of arranging words, characteristic style of expression” is from 1660s.

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