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idiomatic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Linguistics
idiomaticid‧i‧o‧mat‧ic /ˌɪdiəˈmætɪk◂/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 idiomatic expression/phrase2 SLTYPICALtypical of the natural way in which someone speaks or writes when they are using their own language 🔊 He had the ability to write fluent and idiomatic English. 🔊 the idiomatic richness of the Spanish languageidiomatically /-kli/ adverb
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idiomaticShe makes a decent enough job of the second of these, but her playing is not always fully idiomatic.Their books are translated into idiomatic English.There are good pedagogic reasons for avoiding idiomatic idiosyncrasy of this kind.Good on authentic and idiomatic language.In terms of style it's like a short Bach piece containing lots of idiomatic motifs and pedal tone ideas.Louis and the Leighton Smith versions score high marks for idiomatic performances of works otherwise all-but-impossible to find on records.Does the text contain idiomatic phrases and if so, with what kind of dialect or register are these idioms associated?Performances are idiomatic, with well sprung rhythms and sensibly chosen tempi, and benefit from a generally cool and restrained approach.
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