discourse - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/ˈdɪskɔː(r)s/
singulardiscourse
pluraldiscourses
  1. 1
    [countable] formal a long and serious speech or piece of writing on a particular subject
    discourse on:

    a powerful discourse on art

    1. a.
      [uncountable] formal serious spoken or written discussion of a particular subject
  2. 2
    [uncountable] linguistics written or spoken language, especially when it is studied in order to understand how people use language

    discourse analysis