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  Definition of phrase
  1. an expression forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence but not containing a finite verb
  2. a short musical passage
  3. an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
  4. put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
Similar Words: musical phrase, idiom, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, give voice, formulate, word, articulate

 

Hyponyms: noun phrase, predicate, verb phrase, prepositional phrase, pronominal phrase, response, catchphrase, catch phrase, ligature, ostinato, ruralism, rusticism, ask, lexicalize, lexicalise, dogmatize, dogmatise, formularize, formularise, frame, redact, cast, put, couch

 

Part Meronyms: tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase

 

Derivational Morphology: give voice, formulate, word, articulate, articulation, voice, idiom, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, wording, diction, phrasing, phraseology, choice of words, verbiage, formulation, expression, conceptualization, conceptualisation

 

Anagrams: shaper, seraph, Sherpa

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: sintagma   Dutch: frase and uitspraak  
Esperanto: lokucio   Finnish: fraasi and lause  
French: expression and locution   German: Redewendung  
Greek: φράση   Hebrew: צרוף לשון  
Icelandic: frasi   Irish: frása  
Lithuanian: žodžių junginys   Polish: wypowiedzenie and zdanie  
Portuguese: expressão and frase   Russian: устойчивое словосочетание and фраза  
Swedish: fras  
 
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