Noun(1) a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language(2) the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people(3) the style of a particular artist or school or movement(4) an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
(1) Drawing is still widely regarded in the Indian art world as a subordinate idiom ; however complex or powerful a drawing may be, very few viewers are disposed to accord it an autonomous position.(2) He then spent two years in Paris, and on his return to New York worked in the prevailing Abstract Expressionist idiom , being particularly influenced by Jackson Pollock.(3) Stylistically, she has moved from a highly detailed, expressive idiom to a pared-down rendition of place in which the gestural mark is less pronounced.(4) The linguistic logic of the dot.com bubble was expressed in a particularly Californian idiom .(5) they were both working in a neo-impressionist idiom(6) The translations I offer aim to transcribe the phrasing of the French as exactly as possible, often at the expense of English idiom or felicity of expression.(7) Regional differences need the idiom of globalisation to articulate themselves.(8) In one way you can look at the book as an anthology of fairy-tales retold in a modern idiom .(9) The author's use of a southern idiom adds regional charm.(10) You have always been fond of quaint and archaic words, so I shall speak to you in your own idiom , rather than vainly attempting to adopt the modes and manners of modern English, as she is spoken today.(11) Long a downtown resident, Mitchell treats, within the confines of his abstract idiom , such natural phenomena as clouds and trees, as well as the urban language of streets and buildings.(12) She kept insisting that no one else had the gift for adapting the Bard to the modern idiom .(13) The film is an accurate witness to the Gospels using a modern idiom .(14) Sprachgefuhl (with an umlaut over the ├ö├ç├┐u├ö├ç├û) is a feeling for language, a sensitiveness to idiom .(15) But the Lowell of Life Studies was nothing but a maker - a poet who forged the apparently natural idiom on which other poets were to depend.(16) The few reviews written in a public idiom whether in literary journals or the general press are increasingly characterized by their blandly uncritical quality.