phraseology

The particular style you use to express an idea in words is phraseology. Even if your two favorite novelists use the same basic plot, their phraseology will make the books feel completely different from each other.

You can think of phraseology as the way a speaker or writer puts words and phrases together to form sentences. A linguist who studies phraseology is interested in expressions and idioms and in the way that different word choices can change the meaning of a phrase. Phraseology was coined in the 1550s from the Greek phrasis, "way of speaking," and it originally meant "a phrase book."

Definitions of phraseology
  1. noun
    the manner in which something is expressed in words
    synonyms: choice of words, diction, phrasing, verbiage, wording
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    types:
    mot juste
    the appropriate word or expression
    verbalisation, verbalization
    the words that are spoken in the activity of verbalization
    type of:
    expression, formulation
    the style of expressing yourself
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