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Meaning & Definition of Idiom in English

English

Idiom

/ɪdiəm/

noun

1. A manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language

    synonym:
  • parlance
  • ,
  • idiom

2. The usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

  • "The immigrants spoke an odd dialect of english"
  • "He has a strong german accent"
  • "It has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"
    synonym:
  • dialect
  • ,
  • idiom
  • ,
  • accent

3. The style of a particular artist or school or movement

  • "An imaginative orchestral idiom"
    synonym:
  • artistic style
  • ,
  • idiom

4. An expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

    synonym:
  • idiom
  • ,
  • idiomatic expression
  • ,
  • phrasal idiom
  • ,
  • set phrase
  • ,
  • phrase