Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: idiom
IPA transcription: ['ɪdiəm]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: parlance, idiom
    Meaning: a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
  • Synonyms: dialect, idiom, accent
    Meaning: the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "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"
  • Synonyms: artistic_style, idiom
    Meaning: the style of a particular artist or school or movement; "an imaginative orchestral idiom"
Usage examples
  • He had the hard features and athletic form said to be peculiar to his country, together with the national intonation and slow pedantic mode of expression, arising from a desire to avoid peculiarities of idiom or dialect.