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  Definition of idiom
  1. the style of a particular artist or school or movement; "an imaginative orchestral idiom"
  2. a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
  3. an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
  4. the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"
Similar Words: artistic style, parlance, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phrase, dialect, accent

 

Hyponyms: baroque, baroqueness, classical style, order, rococo, High Renaissance, treatment, neoclassicism, classicism, romanticism, ruralism, rusticism, eye dialect, patois

 

Derivational Morphology: give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate, stress, accent, accentuate

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 成语   Danish: idiom  
Dutch: idioom   Esperanto: idiotismo  
French: idiotisme   German: Idiom  
Greek: ιδίωμα   Hebrew: מטבע לשון  
Interlingua: idiotismo   Italian: frase idiomatica  
Korean: 숙어   Polish: idiom  
Portuguese: idioma   Russian: идиома  
Spanish: modismo   Swedish: idiom  
Turkish: deyim  
 
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