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Word: idiom

Definition: expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic

Sentences Containing 'idiom'

A Muggeseggele or Muckenseckel is an Alemannic German idiom used in Swabia to designate a very small length; it literally refers to a housefly's penis (properly, its aedeagus).
Although she does not quote particular melodies, her compositional style is influenced by American folk idiom; and also by composers such as Charles Ives, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin.
Black Byrd is a 1973 album by Donald Byrd in the jazz funk idiom which is among Blue Note Records best selling album releases.
But now, translated into the idiom of subjective beauty, into this strange Neo-Classic language, those same women, redrawn, appear in stiff, crude, nervous lines in patches of fierce color."
Characteristic for his creative works is that he doesn’t use just any folklore idiom, but the one of the rustic singing, which offers enormous opportunities for specific harmonic treatments through multi-layer accord sounding and polyphonic conducting of the structure.
Erase-remove idiom can not be used for containers that return const iterator (e.g.: set)
For example, an individual may claim an original idiom or phrase as part of his or her coaching tree if used by another individual. Coaching trees are becoming more prominent in today's NFL culture.
He was renowned for working in an idiom ultimately derived from the playing of Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke.
His approach to composition (alien to fashionable currents, and based on a distinctly atonal harmonic idiom) focuses on the symbols hidden in the syntax of sounds, being his language characterised by the search for a perceptible principle of attraction linking the elements of the musical narrative.
His fluency in the Māori language meant that he could correctly translate and communicate parts of the Bible into the Māori idiom and language, great assistance for other missionaries and their relations with other Maori communities.
His works are directly inspired by native folklore music tradition being genuine sample of autochthonous transformation of folklore idiom in various formal structures as chamber, orchestral, and vocal music works.
In the main, he admires Fleming’s achievement, yet does not withhold criticism where the material proves unsatisfactory or inconsistent, especially when the narration slips into ‘the idiom of the novelette’.
It was during this stint that he began to show promise of expanding the expressive range of the "vernacular" bebop idiom started by Clifford Brown in the mid-1950s.
Jazz bassist Christian McBride released two fusion recordings drawing from the jazz-funk idiom in "Sci-Fi" (2000) and "Vertical Vision" (2003).
Mum's the word is a popular English idiom.
Nikhat Kazmi from "The Times of India" rated the film 4 out of 5, and said it is "Bollywood's first film which is full of brains, brawn and belligerence besides being a bravura attempt to rewrite the tried and tested idiom of desi movielore.
On the other hand, it is clear that there are many who desire to have not merely the story he tells, but the story as he tells it, so far at least as differences of idiom and circumstances permit, and who will give a preference to the conscientious translator, even though he may have acquitted himself somewhat awkwardly.
Si mian chu ge () is a Chinese idiom which literally means "Chu song from four sides".
So that there are instances among them of men, who, named with Scripture names--a singularly common fashion on the island--and in childhood naturally imbibing the stately dramatic thee and thou of the Quaker idiom; still, from the audacious, daring, and boundless adventure of their subsequent lives, strangely blend with these unoutgrown peculiarities, a thousand bold dashes of character, not unworthy a Scandinavian sea-king, or a poetical Pagan Roman.
Soon an 11-piece string section plays a series of unusual slides to match the Indian music idiom where the melody is often "played legato rounded in microtones, rather than staccato as in Western music."
The erase-remove idiom is a common C++ technique to eliminate elements that fulfill a certain criterion from a C++ Standard Library container.
The exposition was then 'translated' into the idiom of historians."
The formation of the Edinburgh Social Union in 1885, which included a number of significant figures in the Arts and Craft and Aesthetic movements, became part of an attempt to facilitate a Celtic Revival, similar to that taking place in contemporaneous Ireland, drawing on ancient myths and history to produce art in a modern idiom.
The Hebrew language was bred into his bones, and it became his conviction that the Bible could be understood only as one devoted oneself to its language and to an understanding of the Hebrew idiom through its cognates.
The term Italic refers to all the people who spoke an idiom belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages and had settled in the Italian peninsula. The first Italic tribes, the Latino-Falisci (or "Latino-Veneti", if the membership of the ancient Veneti is also accepted), entered Italy across the eastern Alpine passes into the plain of the Po River about 1200 BC.
The term Mr. Dongguo (Dōngguō Xiānshēng) has now become a Chinese idiom for a naive person who gets into trouble through being softhearted to evil people.
The title, from the album's title track, is a double entendre that combines and confuses the idiom "make like the wind blow" (i.e. "go away") with "breakwind" (a euphemism for flatulence), and samples the classical guitar piece Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo.
Their music became freer, incorporating more elements from outside the jazz idiom, but remained entirely acoustic.
Theories about the reference usually include an attempt to explain why this anonymizing idiom is used at all, rather than stating an identity.
To actually eliminate elements from the container, remove is combined with the container's erase member function, hence the name "erase-remove idiom".
Very early on Emanuilo Janković became aware that in eighteenth century Serbian there was no normalized literary language and orthography, and that learned men often wrote in an idiom that was incomprehensible to the common folk and the uneducated.
``And I,''replied the visitor, changing his idiom,``know enough of English to keep up the conversation.

More Vocab Words

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::: pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
::: sage - person celebrated for wisdom; wise person; ADJ: wise
::: obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
::: inconsistency - state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness; ADJ. inconsistent: displaying a lack of consistency; erratic; contradictory; incompatible
::: sarcasm - cutting ironic remark; scornful remarks; stinging rebuke; ADJ. sarcastic
::: foresight - ability to foresee future happenings; prudence in providing for the future
::: coax - persuade by flattery
::: foolhardy - rash; reckless; foolishly daring
::: tangible - able to be touched; real; concrete; palpable; possible to realize or understand; Ex. tangible proof