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1. saying

noun. ['ˈseɪɪŋ'] a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations.

Synonyms

  • axiom
  • agrapha
  • sumpsimus
  • phrase
  • Beatitude
  • expression
  • logion
  • speech communication
  • maxim
  • spoken communication
  • ambiguity
  • dysphemism
  • calque
  • idiomatic expression
  • anatomical reference
  • phrasal idiom
  • slogan
  • voice communication
  • spoken language
  • oral communication
  • southernism
  • anatomical
  • loan translation
  • shibboleth
  • idiom
  • quip
  • saw
  • shucks
  • set phrase
  • advice and consent
  • euphemism
  • proverb
  • tongue twister
  • locution
  • speech
  • language
  • epigram
  • catchword
  • adage
  • calque formation
  • motto

Antonyms

  • euphemism
  • misconstruction
  • monosemy
  • unequivocalness

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • say (English)
  • saie (English)

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Rhymes with Saying

  • portraying
  • overplaying
  • displaying
  • disobeying
  • replaying
  • prepaying
  • nonpaying
  • dismaying
  • crocheting
  • conveying
  • betraying
  • surveying
  • straying
  • spraying
  • repaying
  • purveying
  • delaying
  • decaying
  • buffeting
  • swaying
  • staying
  • slaying
  • preying
  • praying
  • playing
  • obeying
  • greying
  • graying
  • fraying
  • allaying

Sentences with saying


1. Noun, singular or mass
As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Introduce the vocabulary and have students practice saying the word by repeating it after you.

Quotes about saying


1. I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

2. Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
- Boris Pasternak

3. I'm quite a confident person in many ways, but there's only so much you can hear about being compared to Hattie Jacques. For the record, she was a comedy goddess, but she was 25 stone. I hope I'm right in saying I'm not in any way nearly 25 stone.
- Miranda Hart

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