Phraseology Phra`se*ol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ?, ?, phrase + -logy: cf. F. phras['e]ologie.] 1. Manner of expression; peculiarity of diction; style. [1913 Webster]

Most completely national in his . . . phraseology. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. A collection of phrases; a phrase book. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Syn: Diction; style. See {Diction}. [1913 Webster]

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