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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: dictio 'speaking', from dicere 'to say'

diction

noun
     
Related topics: Literature, Linguistics
dic‧tion [uncountable]
1SL the way in which someone pronounces words
clear/perfect/good etc diction
She had perfect diction.
2AL the choice and use of words and phrases to express meaning, especially in literature

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