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colloquialism

col·lo·qui·al·ism

colloquialism

 
 
pronunciation:
k lo kwi lih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition: a colloquial or informal word or phrase, sometimes characteristic of a particular region.
The professor pointed out several colloquialisms I'd used in my paper, including the expression "really into," as in, "Beethoven was really into Haydn."
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