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Phrase Hear the Pronunciation!
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.
n.
Phrase Hear the Pronunciation!
A short, pithy expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human.
n.
Phrase Hear the Pronunciation!
A mode or form of speech; the manner or style in which any one expreses himself; diction; expression.
n.
Phrase Hear the Pronunciation!
A short clause or portion of a period.
n.
Phrase Hear the Pronunciation!
To express in words, or in peculiar words; to call; to style.
v. t.
Phrase Hear the Pronunciation!
To use proper or fine phrases.
v. i.
Phrase Hear the Pronunciation!
To group notes into phrases; as, he phrases well. See Phrase, n., 4.
v. i.
English » English
Phrase Hear the Pronunciation!
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.
n.
Phrase Hear the Pronunciation!
A short, pithy expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human.
n.
Phrase Hear the Pronunciation!
A mode or form of speech; the manner or style in which any one expreses himself; diction; expression.
n.
Phrase Hear the Pronunciation!
A short clause or portion of a period.
n.
Phrase Hear the Pronunciation!
To express in words, or in peculiar words; to call; to style.
v. t.
Phrase Hear the Pronunciation!
To use proper or fine phrases.
v. i.
Phrase Hear the Pronunciation!
To group notes into phrases; as, he phrases well. See Phrase, n., 4.
v. i.
Indirect results
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Metaphrase Hear the Pronunciation!
A verbal translation; a version or translation from one language into another, word for word; -- opposed to paraphrase.
n.
Metaphrase Hear the Pronunciation!
An answering phrase; repartee.
n.
Metaphrased Translated literally. a.
Paraphrase Hear the Pronunciation!
A restatement of a text, passage, or work, expressing the meaning of the original in another form, generally for the sake of its clearer and fuller exposition; a setting forth the signification of a text in other and ampler terms; a free translation or rendering; -- opposed to metaphrase.
n.
Paraphrase Hear the Pronunciation!
To express, interpret, or translate with latitude; to give the meaning of a passage in other language.
v. t.
Paraphrase Hear the Pronunciation!
To make a paraphrase.
v. i.
Paraphrased of Paraphrase imp. & p. p.
Paraphraser One who paraphrases. n.
Periphrase The use of more words than are necessary to express the idea; a roundabout, or indirect, way of speaking; circumlocution. n.
Periphrase To express by periphrase or circumlocution. v. t.
Periphrase To use circumlocution. v. i.
Periphrased of Periphrase imp. & p. p.
Periphrases Hear the Pronunciation!
of Periphrasis
pl.
Phrased of Phrase imp. & p. p.
Phraseless Indescribable. a.
Phraseogram A symbol for a phrase. n.
Phraseologic Alt. of Phraseological a.
Phraseological Of or pertaining to phraseology; consisting of a peculiar form of words. a.
Phraseologist A collector or coiner of phrases. n.
Phraseology Hear the Pronunciation!
Manner of expression; peculiarity of diction; style.
n.
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Metaphrase Hear the Pronunciation!
A verbal translation; a version or translation from one language into another, word for word; -- opposed to paraphrase.
n.
Metaphrase Hear the Pronunciation!
An answering phrase; repartee.
n.
Metaphrased Translated literally. a.
Paraphrase Hear the Pronunciation!
A restatement of a text, passage, or work, expressing the meaning of the original in another form, generally for the sake of its clearer and fuller exposition; a setting forth the signification of a text in other and ampler terms; a free translation or rendering; -- opposed to metaphrase.
n.
Paraphrase Hear the Pronunciation!
To express, interpret, or translate with latitude; to give the meaning of a passage in other language.
v. t.
Paraphrase Hear the Pronunciation!
To make a paraphrase.
v. i.
Paraphrased of Paraphrase imp. & p. p.
Paraphraser One who paraphrases. n.
Periphrase The use of more words than are necessary to express the idea; a roundabout, or indirect, way of speaking; circumlocution. n.
Periphrase To express by periphrase or circumlocution. v. t.
Periphrase To use circumlocution. v. i.
Periphrased of Periphrase imp. & p. p.
Periphrases Hear the Pronunciation!
of Periphrasis
pl.
Phrased of Phrase imp. & p. p.
Phraseless Indescribable. a.
Phraseogram A symbol for a phrase. n.
Phraseologic Alt. of Phraseological a.
Phraseological Of or pertaining to phraseology; consisting of a peculiar form of words. a.
Phraseologist A collector or coiner of phrases. n.
Phraseology Hear the Pronunciation!
Manner of expression; peculiarity of diction; style.
n.