- [noun] a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
- [noun] the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"
Synonyms: dialect, accent
- [noun] the style of a particular artist or school or movement; "an imaginative orchestral idiom"
Synonyms: artistic style
- [noun] an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
Synonyms: atic expression, phrasal set phrase, phrase