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id·i·o·mat·ic

 (ĭd′ē-ə-măt′ĭk)
adj.
1.
a. Peculiar to or characteristic of a given language.
b. Characterized by proficient use of idiomatic expressions: a foreigner who speaks idiomatic English.
2. Resembling or having the nature of an idiom.
3. Using many idioms.
4. Peculiar to or characteristic of the style or manner of a particular group or people.

id′i·o·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

id•i•o•mat•ic

(ˌɪd i əˈmæt ɪk)

adj.
1. characteristic of a particular language; conforming to the usual manner of expression in a language.
2. containing or using many idioms.
3. having a distinct style or character, esp. in the arts: an idiomatic composer.
[1705–15; < Late Greek idiōmatikós= Greek idiōmat-, s. of idíōma idiom + -ikos -ic]
id`i•o•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
id`i•o•mat′i•cal•ness, id`i•o•ma•tic′i•ty (-oʊ məˈtɪs ɪ ti) n.

idiomatic

Used to describe use of language that is natural to native speakers or employing many idioms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.idiomatic - of or relating to or conforming to idiom; "idiomatic English"

idiomatic

adjective vernacular, native, everyday, conversational, dialectal She soon acquired a remarkable command of idiomatic English.
Translations
إصْطِلاحي
idiomatický
idiomatiskmundret
idiomaattinen
idiomatikus
sem er samkvæmt málvenju
idiomatický
bir dile özgüdeyimlideyimsel

idiomatic

[ˌɪdɪəˈmætɪk] ADJidiomático

idiomatic

[ˌɪdiəˈmætɪk] adj [language] → idiomatique

idiomatic

adjidiomatisch; to speak idiomatic Germanidiomatisch richtiges Deutsch sprechen; an idiomatic expressioneine Redensart, eine idiomatische Redewendung

idiomatic

[ˌɪdɪəˈmætɪk] adjidiomatico/a

idiom

(ˈidiəm) noun
1. an expression with a meaning that cannot be guessed from the meanings of the individual words. His mother passed away (= died) this morning.
2. the expressions of a language in general. English idiom.
ˌidioˈmatic (-ˈmӕtik) adjective
(negative unidiomatic).
1. using an idiom. an idiomatic use of this word.
2. using appropriate idioms. We try to teach idiomatic English.
ˌidioˈmatically adverb
References in classic literature ?
Levin saw proofs of this in his dress, in the old-fashioned threadbare coat, obviously not his everyday attire, in his shrewd deep-set eyes, in his idiomatic, fluent Russian, in the imperious tone that had become habitual from long use, and in the resolute gestures of his large, red, sunburnt hands, with an old betrothal ring on the little finger.
At once, with contemptuous perversity, Mr Vladimir changed the language, and began to speak idiomatic English without the slightest trace of a foreign accent.
You shall - " Mr Vladimir, frowning, paused, at a loss for a sufficiently idiomatic expression, and instantly brightened up, with a grin of beautifully white teeth.
Saintsbury's book--a writer who has dealt with all the perturbing influences of our century in a manner as classical, as idiomatic, as easy and elegant, as Steele's:
Madame Defarge was not likely to follow these idiomatic remarks in detail; but, she so far understood them as to perceive that she was set at naught.
'Strong, sir?' said Mr Meagles to the Frenchman; it being another of his habits to address individuals of all nations in idiomatic English, with a perfect conviction that they were bound to understand it somehow.
"I hope you'll get through all right," Vogelstein answered, smiling and feeling himself already more idiomatic.
He has made that easy for the reader by including among the appendices a synopsis of the Book of Ruth in its Syriac, "literal" Arabic, and "idiomatic" Arabic garb, in three columns.
Not just for Asperger sufferers is this dictionary of everyday expressions, a reference tool which has been revised and expanded to include some 5000 expressions to reveal the meaning of everyday idiomatic expressions.
(This recording includes a third trio section in the second minuet, a section not universally attributed to Mozart but certainly a welcome addition here nevertheless.) Bilson and Meniker have written and performed their own four-hand arrangement of the string quintet, but for this recording they chose the Stegmann arrangement, which they felt was both more idiomatic and bolder than their own (though that judgment did not prevent them from making a few minor tweaks to his version).
Not so idiomatic as to ever reduce itself to the trite, not so archaically overblown as to hamper a reader unaccustomed to poetic convention, this retelling retains its ancient flavor and epic tone yet should be highly accessible to YAs.
For one thing, he played the clarinet in an idiomatic manner, rather than treating it as a sort of wooden saxophone, as some doublers do.