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lexicology Line breaks: lexi|col¦ogy
Pronunciation: /ˌlɛksɪˈkɒlədʒi/

Definition of lexicology in English:


[mass noun]
The study of the form, meaning, and behaviour 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: /ˌlɛksɪkəˈlɒdʒɪk(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: /ˌlɛksɪkəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)li/
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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