idiomatic

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From Ancient Greek ἰδιωματικός (idiōmatikós, related to an idiom), from ἰδίωμα (idíōma, idiomatic).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌɪdi.əˈmætɪk/

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idiomatic (comparative more idiomatic, superlative most idiomatic)

  1. Pertaining or conforming to the natural mode of expression of a language.
  2. Containing or using many idioms.
  3. Resembling or characteristic of an idiom.
  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.

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