Translation of locution in Spanish:


locución, n.

Pronunciation /ləˈkjuːʃ(ə)n//ləˈkjuʃ(ə)n/


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    locución feminine
    • One of my least favorite locutions in politics is the statement by an official or politician that someone's criticism of government policy is ‘unhelpful.’
    • Occasionally, we shall employ the locution, ‘land rent,’ which is technically redundant; we do so merely to provide recurring emphasis as a reminder of what is meant.
    • The downside of using both locutions is redundancy; the upside is precision and clarity, though I realize that the trade-off here is controversial.
    • His earliest plays were political, ridiculing the wooden locutions of communist rhetoric.
    • This depends on the interpreter's culturally specific understanding of the social significance of the locution.
    • What is chilling is that Mullen's masterfully deformed locutions sound more like clarifying paraphrases than like parodies.
    • For these reasons, we try to help our students understand the pejorative implications of such stereotypical locutions and believe that what they say matters.
    • Even the most resistive of these locutions, however, do not explicitly embrace feminism or seek any larger political context.
    • Perhaps ‘unavoidable circumstances’ would be a better locution?
    • Today, any state-sponsored eugenic ideology would surely face considerable opposition, but instead we have (to use the barbarous locution now common) ‘privatized’ eugenic decisions.
    • These locutions are determinedly descriptive.
    • In one of the courtrooms here, the air is thick with quaint-sounding British courtroom locutions.
    • What I do remember about Eddie Rademeyer is a particular locution he favoured when a question of his was met with a blank stare by some poor uncomprehending pupil.
    • That locution is uttered as if it is some fatal sequence of human conduct.
    • It is easy to paraphrase another author's ideas or incorporate his or her locutions without crediting the source.
    • Her locutions seem to have neither introductions nor conclusions but begin from a place of inquiry and intimacy.
    • This reduces ‘constitutional right’ to a fancy locution for ‘rights I think are important’.
    • This locution is recurrent in the accumulating commentary on Desiderio's paintings.
    • At any rate, my defense of Barber's diction, if it needs one, is that not being graced or burdened with the role of authorized biographer, he may have felt authorized to employ unofficial, slangy locutions.
    • We are not using locutions of that kind in this case for reasons found in the history of the argument.