idiomatic idiomatic  /ˌɪ di ə ˈmæ tɪk/


  • (adj) of or relating to or conforming to idiom


  1. Palazhchenko, however, made sure that the West heard Gorbachev loud and clear in precise, accurate, and rich idiomatic English and got his message right.
  2. PTI denies any ribald intention in translating Pliny's phrase as it did, holds that idiomatic sense is more sacred than a literal translation, and a damn sight less harmful.
  3. The translator who can be accurate and yet idiomatic is both craftsman and artist.


  • "Slow TV" Might Be Hollywood's Stupidest New Trend

    Idiomatic linguists may soon have to come up with a new meaning for "watching paint dry," if Hollywood has anything to say about it—because literally watching paint dry is on the fast-track to becoming must-see TV. Read more...        
    on November 5, 2013     Source: Gawker

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