What does locution mean?

Definitions for locutionloʊˈkyu ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. saying, expression, locution(noun)

    a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

    "pardon the expression"


  1. locution(Noun)

    speech or discourse; a phrase; a form or mode of expression.

    I hate these figures in locution, These about phrases forced by ceremony. -Marston.

  2. Origin: From locutio, from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Locution(noun)

    speech or discourse; a phrase; a form or mode of expression

  2. Origin: [L. locutio, fr. loqui to speak: cf. F. locution. ]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Locution

    lō-kū′shun, n. the act of speaking: form of speaking, phraseology, a phrase.—n. Loc′utory, a room for conversation, esp. in monastic establishments. [L. locution-emloqui, locutus, to speak.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of locution in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of locution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joseph Brodsky:

    If a poet has any obligation toward society, it is to write well. Being in the minority, he has no other choice. Failing this duty, he sinks into oblivion. Society, on the other hand, has no obligation toward the poet. A majority by definition, society thinks of itself as having other options than reading verses, no matter how well written. Its failure to do so results in its sinking to that level of locution at which society falls easy prey to a demagogue or a tyrant. This is society's own equivalent of oblivion.

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