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1. Choice and use of words in speech or writing.
2. Degree of clarity and distinctness of pronunciation in speech or singing; enunciation.

[Middle English diccion, a saying, word, from Old French, from Latin dictiō, dictiōn-, rhetorical delivery, from dictus, past participle of dīcere, to say, speak; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

dic′tion·al adj.
dic′tion·al·ly adv.
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(Phonetics & Phonology) from a dictional point of view
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The poems from Incarnations (1968) to Altitudes and Extensions (1985), although as a rule as dictionally and formally free as the poems of the 1950s and early 1960s, are fiercer and sharper generally, marked by a hard-bitten and gritty imaginative intensity and a poetic force that seem to originate not from the poet's psyche but from some deeper stratum of poetic power.