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Wiktionary

  1. phrasenoun

    To perform a passage with the correct phrasing.

    Synonyms:
    figure of speech, locution

  2. phrasenoun

    To express (an action, thought or idea) by means of words.

    Synonyms:
    figure of speech, locution

  3. phraseverb

    To divide into melodic phrases.

    Synonyms:
    locution, figure of speech

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. phrase

    An author's diction is strictly his choice and use of words, with no special reference to thought; expression regards the words simply as the vehicle of the thought. Phrase and phraseology apply to words or combinations of words which are somewhat technical; as, in legal phraseology; in military phrase. Diction is general; wording is limited; we speak of the diction of an author or of a work, the wording of a proposition, of a resolution, etc. Verbiage never bears this sense (see CIRCUMLOCUTION.) The language of a writer or speaker may be the national speech he employs; as, the English or French language; or the word may denote his use of that language; as, the author's language is well (or ill) chosen. Style includes diction, expression, rhetorical figures such as metaphor and simile, the effect of an author's prevailing tone of thought, of his personal traits — in short, all that makes up the clothing of thought in words; thus, we speak of a figurative style, a frigid or an argumentative style, etc., or of the style of Macaulay, Prescott, or others. An author's vocabulary is the range of words which he brings into his use. Compare LANGUAGE.

    Synonyms:
    diction, expression, language, phraseology, style, verbiage, vocabulary, wording

Princeton's WordNet

  1. phrasenoun

    an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence

    Synonyms:
    musical phrase, idiom, set phrase, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom

  2. phrase, musical phrasenoun

    a short musical passage

    Synonyms:
    musical phrase, idiom, set phrase, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom

  3. idiom, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phrasenoun

    an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

    Synonyms:
    artistic style, dialect, musical phrase, set phrase, accent, idiom, parlance, phrasal idiom, idiomatic expression

  4. phraseverb

    dance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence

    Synonyms:
    musical phrase, idiom, set phrase, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom

  5. give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulateverb

    put into words or an expression

    "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

    Synonyms:
    sound out, devise, enounce, explicate, say, develop, excogitate, enunciate, articulate, joint, pronounce, vocalise, invent, contrive, vocalize, word, forge, formulate, give voice

  6. phraseverb

    divide, combine, or mark into phrases

    "phrase a musical passage"

    Synonyms:
    give voice, formulate, word, articulate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. phrasenoun

    Synonyms:
    expression (forming part of a sentence)

  2. phrasenoun

    Synonyms:
    idiom, peculiar expression, turn of expression

  3. phrasenoun

    Synonyms:
    style, diction, phraseology, manner of expression, mode of speech

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. phrasenoun

    Synonyms:
    idiom, diction, phraseology

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How to use phrase in a sentence?

  1. Fox News contributor:

    Charles Krauthammer does n’t even have a chance to talk about Charles Krauthammer issues in New York, charles Krauthammer’s got to defend the ‘ New York values ’ stuff, which was an enormous mistake. It did n’t really help Charles Krauthammer in Iowa. Charles Krauthammer could’ve done it without that phrase. And now how does Charles Krauthammer defend it ? Charles Krauthammer ca n’t. And I think because Charles Krauthammer is talking only about that, I think Charles Krauthammer numbers are going to stay very low here.

  2. President Obama:

    Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away. … There’s no magic to the phrase of radical Islam, it’s a political talking point.

  3. Dwight D. Eisenhower:

    We have heard much of the phrase, peace and friendship. This phrase, in expressing the aspiration of America, is not complete. We should say instead, peace and friendship, in freedom. This, I think, is America's real message to the rest of the world.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    All Americans should be sickened by the video of Laquan McDonald's murder. As a nation we must do more than just echo the phrase Black Lives Matter.

  5. Jeff Kofman:

    Due to slow and measured way of speaking, President Trump has a far lower total word count than usual for a politician ; 380 for this sample, where the average across all speakers is 486, additionally, President Trump has a tendency to swallow some of the prefixes and suffixes of President Trump words ; for example, the word ‘ incredible ’ in the phrase ‘ That's something. And I'm honored by your incredible support and grateful for your commitment to our shared cause ’ was rendered as ‘ credible,' Kofman went on to say. Nancy Pelosi came in last among the 15 politicians, with a 96.01 percent accuracy, according to Trint's findings. Kofman added that the accuracy can also be affected simply by recording quality – which has nothing to do with person’s speech patterns. For example, some errors occurred because the Trint system missed words that were spoken away from the microphone.


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