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Synonyms for phrase
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. phrase(noun)

    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 phrase(noun)

    a short musical passage

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

  3. idiom, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phrase(noun)

    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. phrase(verb)

    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, articulate(verb)

    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. phrase(verb)

    divide, combine, or mark into phrases

    "phrase a musical passage"

    Synonyms:
    give voice, formulate, word, articulate

Wiktionary

  1. phrase(noun)

    A word or group of words that functions as a single unit in the syntax of a sentence, usually consisting of a head, or central word, and elaborating words.

    Synonyms:
    figure of speech, locution

  2. phrase(noun)

    A small section of music in a larger piece.

    Synonyms:
    figure of speech, locution

  3. phrase(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. phrase(n.)

    Synonyms:
    expression (forming part of a sentence)

  2. phrase(n.)

    Synonyms:
    idiom, peculiar expression, turn of expression

  3. phrase(n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sentence, expression, words, term, wording, word, formula, phrases, speech, 'expression

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