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Diction meaning

diction - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Choice of words for the expression of ideas; the construction, disposition, and application of words in discourse, with regard to clearness, accuracy, variety, etc.; mode of expression; language; as, the diction of Chaucer's poems.
  2. 2. Manner of expression; style.

diction - examples of usage

  1. It is hardly an exaggeration to assert that codex D reproduces the Textus receptus much in the same way that one of the best Chaldee Targums does the Hebrew of the Old Testament: so wide are the variations in the diction, so constant and inveterate the practice of expounding the narrative by means of interpolations which seldom recommend themselves as genuine by even a semblance of internal probability.
  2. At first after their arrival at Vine- Pits, being plunged again into the midst of purely rustic talk, he had fallen back in regard to his diction. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. Mavis was always improving him, especially in regard to diction. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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