manner of speaking

  • 1 manner of speaking — n. The characteristic style or manner that a person uses to express himself orally. Syn: delivery. [WordNet 1.5] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 manner of speaking — index parlance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 manner of speaking — noun your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally his manner of speaking was quite abrupt her speech was barren of southernisms I detected a slight accent in his speech • Syn: ↑speech, ↑delivery • Derivationally related forms …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 4 manner of speaking — Synonyms and related words: adjectival phrase, affectation, asiaticism, clause, command of language, construction, device, euphuism, exaggeration, expression, expression of ideas, fashion, feeling for words, figurative language, figurativeness,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 5 manner of speaking — method of speaking, method of expression …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 6 in a manner of speaking — phrasal see in a manner * * * in a manner of speaking spoken phrase used for saying that something is generally correct, but not exactly ‘So are you retired now?’ ‘In a manner of speaking, yes. But I still do some work.’ Thesaurus: inexact and… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 in a manner of speaking — this is one way to say it. “We should go south.” “So that means I should turn left?” “In a manner of speaking, yes.” She was, in a manner of speaking, not at her best – in fact, she was exhausted and had the flu. Usage notes: sometimes used to… …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 8 in a manner of speaking — ► in a manner of speaking in some sense. Main Entry: ↑manner …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 in a manner of speaking — spoken used for saying that something is generally correct, but not exactly So are you retired now? In a manner of speaking, yes. But I still do some work …

    English dictionary

  • 10 in a manner of speaking — in some sense; so to speak. → manner …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 11 in a manner of speaking — in a sense, in a way …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 manner — ► NOUN 1) a way in which something is done or happens. 2) a person s outward bearing or way of behaving towards others. 3) (manners) polite social behaviour. 4) a style in literature or art. 5) literary a kind or sort. ● …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 manner — [man′ər] n. [ME manere < OFr maniere < VL * manaria < L manuarius, of the hand < manus, a hand: see MANUAL] 1. a way or method in which something is done or happens; mode or fashion of procedure 2. a) a way of acting; personal, esp.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 manner — (n.) c.1200, kind, sort, variety, from Anglo Fr. manere, O.Fr. maniere fashion, method, manner, way; appearance, bearing; custom (12c., Mod.Fr. manière), from V.L. *manaria (Cf. Sp. manera, Port. maneira, It. maniera), from fem. of L. manuarius… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 manner — manner1 /man euhr/, n. 1. a way of doing, being done, or happening; mode of action, occurrence, etc.: I don t like the manner in which he complained. 2. manners, a. the prevailing customs, ways of living, and habits of a people, class, period,… …

    Universalium

  • 16 manner — [[t]mæ̱nə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ manners 1) N SING: with supp The manner in which you do something is the way that you do it. She smiled again in a friendly manner... I m a professional and I have to conduct myself in a professional manner... The manner in… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 manner — noun 1 WAY (singular) formal the way in which something is done or happens: manner of doing sth: This seems rather an odd manner of deciding things. | in a ... manner: I felt stupid for reacting in such an impulsive manner. | The matter should be …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 manner — man|ner [ mænər ] noun ** 1. ) singular the way that you do something or the way that something happens: manner of: The manner of his death aroused a lot of interest in the media. in a/the...manner: Customers should be treated in a courteous,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 manner — man|ner W2S3 [ˈmænə US ər] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: maniere way of acting, way of handling , from Latin manuarius of the hand , from manus hand ] 1.) [singular] formal the way in which something is done or happens manner of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 manner — n. 1) an arrogant, cavalier, imperious, overbearing; awkward; boorish; businesslike; casual, hit or miss, offhand, relaxed; charming; cloying; coarse, crude, rude, uncouth; courteous, polite; cursory; debonair; flippant; forthcoming; friendly;… …

    Combinatory dictionary


We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.