diction

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.
    His poor diction meant that most of the audience didn't really understand the key points of the presentation.
  3. (theater) Enunciation, pronunciation.

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

See alsoEdit


FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

diction f (plural dictions)

  1. diction (clarity of word choice)

Further readingEdit