counter

Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "neology" [ne•ol•o•gy]

  • Neologism. (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 "neology" in a sentence
  • "And at least his success was unmistakable as to the precise literary effect he had intended, including a certain tincture of "neology" in expression -- nonnihil interdum elocutione novella parum signatum -- in the language of"
  • "The aging CBS anchorwoman did a segment on “neology,” which, as she defined it, is the invention of a word, or breathing new life into an old one."
  • "Bainbridge reminds us that Thomas Jefferson wrote: I am a friend to neology."