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 phrase phrase

noun

  • () an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence  ( phrase )
    an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
  • () a short musical passage  ( musical phrase, phrase )
    a short musical passage
  • dance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence  ( phrase )
    dance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence
  • an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up  ( idiom, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, phrase, set phrase )
    an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
  • verb

  • () put into words or an expression  ( give voice, articulate, word, phrase, formulate )
    put into words or an expression
     He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees
    He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees
  • divide, combine, or mark into phrases  ( phrase )
    divide, combine, or mark into phrases
     phrase a musical passage
    phrase a musical passage