Aureate Diction

Entertainment / Literature / Aureate Diction: (alias AUREATE TERMS) As Simon Horobin puts it, 'An elevated rhetorical style of writing characterized by a large number of Latinate loanwords' (192). The use of unusual words from Latin was a conscious stylistic flourish in Middle English, an elevated rhetorical style of writing. Also such Latinate words themselves. Compare with Renaissance inkhorn terms.

Other Words for Diction

Diction Adjective Synonyms: language, wording, (verbal or writing) style, expression,age, expressiveness, terminology, word choice, vocabulary, phraseology, phrasing, rhetoric
Diction Noun Synonyms: articulation, pronunciation, enunciation, delivery, elocution, oratory, presentation, speech, intonation, inflection

Poetic Diction

Entertainment / Literature / Poetic Diction: Distinctive language used by poets, i.e., language that would not be common in their everyday speech. The most common signs of poetic diction include involve archaisms, neologisms, rhyme, and unusual MORE

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Life Style / College / International Baccalaureate (IB): An international standardization of high school academics. A number of countries participate in the International Baccalaureate system. MORE

Historical Dictionary

Entertainment / Literature / Historical Dictionary: A dictionary that traces the changes in a word's meaning by listing its entries chronologically and providing quotations using the word in that particular sense as illustrative examples. The Oxford En MORE