[loh-kyoo-shuh n] /loʊˈkyu ʃən/
a particular form of expression; a word, phrase, expression, or idiom, especially as used by a particular person, group, etc.
a style of speech or verbal expression; phraseology.
a word, phrase, or expression
manner or style of speech or expression
“style of speech,” early 15c., from Latin locutionem (nominative locutio) “a speaking, speech, discourse; way of speaking,” noun of action from past participle stem of loqui “to speak,” from PIE root *tolk(w)- (cf. Old Irish ad-tluch- “to thank,” to-tluch- “to ask;” Old Church Slavonic tloko “interpretation, explanation”). Related: Locutionary.
[loh-kyoo-shuh-ner-ee] /loʊˈkyu ʃəˌnɛr i/ adjective, Philosophy, Linguistics. 1. pertaining to the act of conveying semantic content in an utterance, considered as independent of the interaction between the speaker and the listener.
- Locutionary act
noun 1. the act of uttering a sentence considered only as such Compare illocution, perlocution
[loh-kyoo-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-, lok-yoo-] /ˌloʊ kyʊˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌlɒk yʊ-/ noun, plural locutoria [loh-kyoo-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-, lok-yoo-] /ˌloʊ kyʊˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌlɒk yʊ-/ (Show IPA) 1. (def 4).
[lok-yuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈlɒk yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ noun, plural locutories. 1. .