phrase (part of speech: noun)
mannerism, verbalism, phrase, metaphor, sentence, euphemism, adage, motto, expression, catchphrase, paragraph, cliche, figure of speech, clause, proverb, slogan, terminology, epigram, phraseology, maxim, idiom
speech (part of speech: noun)
dialog, prattle, spoken word, report, vocalization, dialect, chitchat, oration, speech, allocution, talking, elocution, patter, discussion, chat, recitation, circumlocution, speaking, oral communication, debate, jabbering, voice, chattering, babbling, remark
- Knowing what was to come, and thoroughly nerved to confute the main incident, Richard barely listened to his barbarous locution: but when the recital arrived at the point where the Bantam affirmed he had seen " T'm Baak'll wi's owen hoies," Richard faced him, and was amazed to find himself being mutely addressed by a series of intensely significant grimaces, signs, and winks. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- Our friend whispered the phrase to himself before he groaned out: What a frightful locution! - "Imaginary Interviews", W. D. Howells.
- " Wine of the colour of the windows of the Sainte Chapelle," was a popular locution of the time. - "The Story of Paris", Thomas Okey.