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Definition of "phraseology" [phra•se•ol•o•gy]

  • 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: nautical phraseology. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "phraseology" in a sentence
  • "These examples suggest that the phraseology is most common with the verb know – forming what amounts to a fixed expression."
  • "Interesting phraseology from the Republican Leader!"
  • "Such phraseology is needed if one wants to name things without calling up mental pictures of them."