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 (sŏl′ĭ-sĭz′əm, sō′lĭ-)
1. A nonstandard usage or grammatical construction.
2. A violation of etiquette.
3. An impropriety, mistake, or incongruity.

[Latin soloecismus, from Greek soloikismos, from soloikizein, to speak incorrectly, from soloikos, speaking incorrectly, after Soloi (Soli), an Athenian colony in Cilicia where a dialect regarded as substandard was spoken.]

sol′e·cist n.
sol′e·cis′tic adj.
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He would notice that talking of natural controls strikes some people as solecistic, but he thought it was they who were using inapt metaphors.
For speakers bridging linguistic spheres, such word-fusions can be enlightening and humorous, or solecistic and confusing, and they have an important influence on people's use of their native language.
A catalogue with essays by each curator, as well as by Levine and David Van Zanten, will further illuminate the solecistic inventiveness of this student of the Ecole who at once brilliantly articulated and subtly but forcefully undermined its classical orthodoxies.