Synonyms for idiom

Synonyms for (noun) idiom

Synonyms: idiom, artistic style

Definition: the style of a particular artist or school or movement

Usage: an imaginative orchestral idiom

Similar words: way, style, manner, fashion, mode

Definition: how something is done or how it happens

Usage: her dignified manner; his rapid manner of talking; their nomadic mode of existence; in the characteristic New York style; a lonely way of life; in an abrasive fashion


Synonyms: parlance, idiom

Definition: a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language

Similar words: expression, formulation

Definition: the style of expressing yourself

Usage: he suggested a better formulation; his manner of expression showed how much he cared


Synonyms: idiom, idiomatic expression, set phrase, phrasal idiom, phrase

Definition: an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

Similar words: locution, saying, expression

Definition: a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

Usage: pardon the expression


Synonyms: accent, idiom, dialect

Definition: the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

Usage: the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English; he has a strong German accent; it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy

Similar words: non-standard speech

Definition: speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community