locution locution


  • (n) a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations



  1. It's so difficult to reach a real person via an 800 number that we had to invent a heretofore unnecessary locution real person to describe the entity we are trying to reach.
  2. Even so, the Anglophile locution sounded quite natural coming from Dean's thin Wasp lips.
  3. Frank Luntz, the Republican pollster and focus-group guru, warns in his new book, Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear, that locution can decide elections.



  • "It's slimy locution here in that he writes 'We have been told by many that she is gay,'" Gitlin said. "And what would constitute evidence? If someone shows up and says 'I slept with Elena Kagan when we were in college,' so what? I see...
    on May 13, 2010 By: Todd Gitlin Source: The Atlantic (blog)

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