Definition of locution noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ləˈkjuːʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ləˈkjuːʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] a style of speaking
  2. 2[countable] a particular phrase, especially one used by a particular group of people
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin locutio(n-), from loqui ‘speak’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: locution