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idiomaticadjective

 us   /ˌɪd·i·əˈmæt̬·ɪk/
(of a ​group of words) having a ​particularmeaning that is different from the meanings of each word ​consideredseparately: an idiomatic ​expression
English Idiomatic also ​meansnatural in ​expression, ​correct without being too ​formal: His ​English is ​fluent and idiomatic.
(Definition of idiomatic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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idiomaticadjective

uk   /ˌɪd.i.əˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /ˌɪd.i.əˈmæt̬.ɪk/
idiomatically
adverb uk   /ˌɪd.i.əˈmæt.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌɪd.i.əˈmæt̬.ɪ.kəl.i/
(Definition of idiomatic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “idiomatic”
in Chinese (Simplified) 习语的, 成语的, 合乎语言习惯的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 習語的, 成語的, 包含慣用語的…
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