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phrase

 
 
pronunciation:
freIz
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part of a sentence that has meaning and grammatical order but does not have both a subject and a verb. "Wants to see" and "the horror movie" are both phrases in the sentence "Bert wants to see the horror movie again."
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similar words:
clause
definition 2: a group or string of words whose meaning cannot be understood by considering the meaning of each word on its own; idiom. In the sentence "She takes after her father," "takes after" is a phrase that means "is similar to" or "resembles."
definition 3: a short unit or passage of music.
The pianist played that phrase perfectly.
similar words:
melody, tune
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: phrases, phrasing, phrased
definition: to express or say in a particular way.
I phrased my apology very carefully.
synonyms:
word
similar words:
articulate, express, frame, put, style
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