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ˈdɪk ʃəndic·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diction

    An author's diction is strictly his choice and use of words, with no special reference to thought; expression regards the words simply as the vehicle of the thought. Phrase and phraseology apply to words or combinations of words which are somewhat technical; as, in legal phraseology; in military phrase. Diction is general; wording is limited; we speak of the diction of an author or of a work, the wording of a proposition, of a resolution, etc. Verbiage never bears this sense (see CIRCUMLOCUTION.) The language of a writer or speaker may be the national speech he employs; as, the English or French language; or the word may denote his use of that language; as, the author's language is well (or ill) chosen. Style includes diction, expression, rhetorical figures such as metaphor and simile, the effect of an author's prevailing tone of thought, of his personal traits — in short, all that makes up the clothing of thought in words; thus, we speak of a figurative style, a frigid or an argumentative style, etc., or of the style of Macaulay, Prescott, or others. An author's vocabulary is the range of words which he brings into his use. Compare LANGUAGE.

    expression, language, phrase, phraseology, style, verbiage, vocabulary, wording

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diction

    style, expression, rhetoric, phraseology, language, grammar

    solecism, provincialism, mispronunciation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enunciation, dictionnoun

    the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience

    choice of words, phraseology, enunciation, wording, verbiage, phrasing

  2. wording, diction, phrasing, phraseology, choice of words, verbiagenoun

    the manner in which something is expressed in words

    "use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton

    verbiage, enunciation, verbalism, choice of words, phrasing, phraseology, wording

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  1. dictionnoun

    style, phraseology, language, expression, mode or manner of expression, turn of expression, form of expression

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  1. dictionnoun

    language, phraseology

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  1. Sam Elliott:

    When I was looking for an agent, I went and met with this guy, they had a portfolio full of photographs and he was thumbing through these photographs and he closed the book and slid the book back over to me and said,' If I was Sam Elliott, I'd go back to Portland, Oregon and if Sam Elliott're going to stay in this town, Sam Elliott should take some voice and diction lessons and learn how to talk and get rid of that dialect.'.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Only, Love diction and word cannot define itself unless a heart breathes in the veins, with that, which; indeed, qualifies the reality of its soul-touching definition.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The thought stays empty and spiritless until that dresses a dress of diction and articulation, to empower itself.

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