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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. phrasenoun

    To perform a passage with the correct phrasing.

    figure of speech, locution

  2. phrasenoun

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

    figure of speech, locution

  3. phraseverb

    To divide into melodic phrases.

    locution, figure of speech

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

Princeton's WordNet4.3 / 4 votes

  1. phrasenoun

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

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

  2. phrase, musical phrasenoun

    a short musical passage

    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

    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

    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"

    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"

    give voice, formulate, word, articulate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. phrasenoun

    expression (forming part of a sentence)

  2. phrasenoun

    idiom, peculiar expression, turn of expression

  3. phrasenoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. phrasenoun

    idiom, diction, phraseology

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "phrase":

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

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    Song lyrics by phrase -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by phrase on the Lyrics.com website.

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  1. Isaac Asimov:

    The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka' (I found it) but 'That's funny ...'

  2. 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.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    At that time, I was talking about a lot of issues around racial reconciliation in our community. What I did not understand at that time was that phrase ... was coming to be viewed as a sort of counter slogan to Black Lives Matter, since learning about how that phrase was being used to push back on that activism, I've stopped using it in that context.

  4. Henri Frdric Amiel:

    You desire to know the art of living, my friend It is contained in one phrase make use of suffering.

  5. Malik Yusef:

    The phrase 'Black Lives Matter'— I really love that phrase because I feel like America for so long has not understood that.

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