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Phrase (IPA: /ˈfɹeɪz/)


Phrase (n.)

A brief expression, sometimes a single word, but usually two or more words forming an expression by themselves, or being a portion of a sentence; as, an adverbial phrase.

Phrase (n.)

A short, pithy expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human.

Phrase (n.)

A mode or form of speech; the manner or style in which any one expreses himself; diction; expression.

Phrase (n.)

A short clause or portion of a period.

Phrase (v. t.)

To express in words, or in peculiar words; to call; to style.

Phrase (v. i.)

To use proper or fine phrases.

Phrase (v. i.)

To group notes into phrases; as, he phrases well. See Phrase, n., 4.

Phrase

Group of (one or more) words

Phrase

Musical unit

Phrase

Australian singer

Phrase Synonyms

Idiomatic Expression, Set Phrase, Phrasal Idiom, Idiom

Phrase Synonyms

Musical Phrase

Phrase Synonyms

Articulate, Word, Give Voice, Formulate

Translations

Phrase in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A strange coincidence, to use a phrase By which such things are settled nowadays." - Don Juan (Byron)

Example Sentence (Quote)

"Go ahead, make my day. (reference to the same phrase from Clint Eastwood's character Dirty Harry in the film Sudden Impact)" - Duke Nukem

Example Sentence (Quote)

" His designs were strictly honorable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage." - Henry Fielding

Example Sentence (Quote)

" His real tyrant is the glittering phrase so attractive to his mind that awkward facts have to give way." - Robert Menzies

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The most used phrase in my administration if I were to be President would be What the hell you mean we're out of missiles?"" - President of the United States


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