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lexicology Syllabification: lex·i·col·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌleksəˈkäləjē/

Definition of lexicology in English:


The study of the form, meaning, and use of words.
Example sentences
  • Living dialects were seen to furnish a huge treasury of living data on phonology, lexicology, and other features of language that written texts could not furnish.



Pronunciation: /ˌleksəkəˈläjək(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • The standpoint of this comparative study is basically lexicological and sociolinguistic.
  • The whole is quite representative of one of the French lexicological currents in the period considered.
  • Though I would disagree with the term ‘overly rational’ for the same reason that ‘overly terminal’ would offend my idea of lexicological propriety, I cannot imagine ever excluding the possible existence of more than five senses.


Pronunciation: /-kəˈläjik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • To show you how far down that slick slope we've slid, lexicologically speaking, consider that quaint contraction ain't.

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