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Americanism Syllabification: Americanism
Pronunciation: /əˈmerik(ə)niz(ə)m/

Definition of Americanism in English:


1A word, expression, or other feature that is characteristic of American English: the term is an Americanism dating back to the late nineteenth century
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  • Americanisms can allow German speakers to be more precise or brief.
  • Youth subculture and the entertainment industry have contributed to the popularity of Americanisms.
  • The Americanisms you hear today can enrich the experience, and I think they have the right to develop their own idiomatic ways of expressing the game.
1.1A custom, quality, or institution characteristic of the United States: Americanisms such as the barbecue and the swimming pool
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  • Americanism means a chance for people of all walks of life to find health, happiness, and prosperity through their own labor and initiative.
  • When I think of Americanism, I think of our great natural resources.
  • That's how we can recognize those who push us to the side as a subculture that just branched off from Americanism.
2Attachment or allegiance to the traditions, institutions, and ideals of the United States: Americans in Europe have almost all preserved their Americanism
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  • Abraham Lincoln used to say that the test of your Americanism was … how much you believed in America.
  • You deliberately stood in that well before an emptied house and challenged these people, and you challenged their Americanism.
  • It shows not only a total lack of values and a blindness of one eye, but some weakness in the author's own Americanism.

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