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DICTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does diction mean? 

DICTION (noun)
  The noun DICTION has 2 senses:

1. the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience
2. the manner in which something is expressed in words

  Familiarity information: DICTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DICTION (noun)


Sense 1diction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

diction; enunciation

Hypernyms ("diction" is a kind of...):

articulation (the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "diction"):

mumbling (indistinct enunciation)


Sense 2diction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The manner in which something is expressed in words

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

choice of words; phraseology; wording; diction; phrasing; verbiage

Context example:

use concise military verbiage

Hypernyms ("diction" is a kind of...):

expression; formulation (the style of expressing yourself)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "diction"):

mot juste (the appropriate word or expression)

verbalisation; verbalization (expressing something in words)


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