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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

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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