manner of speaking

manner of speaking
Synonyms and related words:
adjectival phrase, affectation, asiaticism, clause, command of language, construction, device, euphuism, exaggeration, expression, expression of ideas, fashion, feeling for words, figurative language, figurativeness, figure, figure of speech, floridity, flourish, flower, flowery style, form of speech, grace of expression, grandiloquence, headed group, idiom, idiotism, image, imagery, inflation, literary style, locution, manner, mannerism, mode, mode of expression, nonliterality, nonliteralness, noun phrase, ornament, paragraph, peculiar expression, peculiarity, period, personal style, phrasal idiom, phrase, purple passage, rhetoric, sense of language, sentence, set phrase, standard phrase, strain, style, stylistic analysis, stylistics, syntactic structure, term, the grand style, the plain style, the sublime, timbre, tone, tone of voice, trick, trope, turn of expression, turn of phrase, usage, utterance, vein, verb complex, verb phrase, verbalism, voce, voice, voice qualifier, voice quality, way, way of saying, way of speaking, word-group

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  • manner of speaking — n. The characteristic style or manner that a person uses to express himself orally. Syn: delivery. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manner of speaking — index parlance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • manner of speaking — noun your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally his manner of speaking was quite abrupt her speech was barren of southernisms I detected a slight accent in his speech • Syn: ↑speech, ↑delivery • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • manner of speaking — method of speaking, method of expression …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in a manner of speaking — phrasal see in a manner * * * in a manner of speaking spoken phrase used for saying that something is generally correct, but not exactly ‘So are you retired now?’ ‘In a manner of speaking, yes. But I still do some work.’ Thesaurus: inexact and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in a manner of speaking — this is one way to say it. “We should go south.” “So that means I should turn left?” “In a manner of speaking, yes.” She was, in a manner of speaking, not at her best – in fact, she was exhausted and had the flu. Usage notes: sometimes used to… …   New idioms dictionary

  • in a manner of speaking — ► in a manner of speaking in some sense. Main Entry: ↑manner …   English terms dictionary

  • in a manner of speaking — spoken used for saying that something is generally correct, but not exactly So are you retired now? In a manner of speaking, yes. But I still do some work …   English dictionary

  • manner — ► NOUN 1) a way in which something is done or happens. 2) a person s outward bearing or way of behaving towards others. 3) (manners) polite social behaviour. 4) a style in literature or art. 5) literary a kind or sort. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • manner — [man′ər] n. [ME manere < OFr maniere < VL * manaria < L manuarius, of the hand < manus, a hand: see MANUAL] 1. a way or method in which something is done or happens; mode or fashion of procedure 2. a) a way of acting; personal, esp.… …   English World dictionary

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