EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin dictiō, dictiōnis, from dictus, past participle of dicere (to speak), from Proto-Indo-European *deyḱ- (to show, point out).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɪkʃən/
  • (file)
    Rhymes: -ɪkʃən

NounEdit

diction (countable and uncountable, plural dictions)

  1. Choice and use of words, especially with regard to effective communication.
  2. The effectiveness and degree of clarity of word choice and expression.

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ReferencesEdit

  • diction at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • diction in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911