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Meaning of idiomatic by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Alternative forms


    From Ancient Greek ἰδιωματικός ( idiōmatikos, “related to an idiom” ), from ἰδίωμα ( “慣用的用法” ) .


    • IPA: /ˌɪdiəˈmætɪk/, SAMPA: /Idi@"m{tIk/


    idiomatic ( comparative more idiomatic, superlative most idiomatic )

    1. Pertaining or conforming to the mode of expression characteristic of a language .
    2. Resembling or characteristic of an idiom .
    3. Using many idioms .
    4. ( music ) Parts or pieces which are written both within the natural physical limitations of the instrument and human body and, less so or less often, the styles of playing used on specific instruments .


    See also

    • idiomatic in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • idiomatic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Explanation of idiomatic by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. of or relating to or conforming to idiom

    2. idiomatic English