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1. phrase

noun. ['ˈfreɪz'] an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence.

Synonyms

  • pronominal
  • expression
  • noun phrase
  • pronominal phrase
  • catchphrase
  • headword
  • verb phrase
  • prepositional phrase
  • head word
  • catch phrase
  • predicate
  • modifier
  • nominal
  • nominal phrase
  • qualifier
  • response
  • construction

Antonyms

  • unarticulated
  • implicit
  • local
  • slow

Etymology

  • phrasis (Latin)
  • φράσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Phrase

  • compusa's
  • communiques
  • dismutase
  • urokinase
  • indosuez
  • delosreyes
  • chevrolets
  • chevrolet's
  • santa-fe's
  • reappraise
  • portrays
  • polonaise
  • pinochet's
  • overplays
  • displays
  • cabernets
  • touvier's
  • replays
  • piaget's
  • mcveigh's
  • lyonnaise
  • lyonnais
  • lescaze
  • jouret's
  • dossiers
  • dismays
  • delhaize
  • defrays
  • conveys
  • cliches

How do you pronounce phrase?

Pronounce phrase as freɪz.

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Sentences with phrase


1. Noun, singular or mass
Consonant syncopation is when a note or phrase is accented on a typically non-accented beat.

Quotes about phrase


1. The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan.
- Alan Price

2. The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

3. Don't fall in love with your wit. Your cleverly turned phrase may not, as you hope, show off how much gray matter you have, especially if the phrase is at someone else's expense.
- Harvey Mackay

2. phrase

noun. ['ˈfreɪz'] a short musical passage.

Synonyms

  • tune
  • air
  • melodic line
  • strain
  • ostinato
  • line
  • musical passage
  • ligature
  • melodic phrase
  • passage
  • musical phrase

Antonyms

  • negate
  • disprove
  • affirm
  • contraindicate

Etymology

  • phrasis (Latin)
  • φράσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. phrase

verb. ['ˈfreɪz'] put into words or an expression.

Synonyms

  • articulate
  • express
  • show
  • dogmatise
  • couch
  • dogmatize
  • give voice
  • ask
  • frame
  • put
  • lexicalise
  • redact
  • evince
  • word
  • formulate
  • formularize
  • cast
  • formularise

Antonyms

  • antonym
  • categorem
  • synonym
  • keep down

Etymology

  • phrasis (Latin)
  • φράσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. phrase

noun. ['ˈfreɪz'] an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up.

Synonyms

  • idiom
  • expression
  • ruralism
  • saying
  • set phrase
  • rusticism
  • idiomatic expression
  • phrasal idiom

Antonyms

  • obviate
  • top
  • bottom
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • phrasis (Latin)
  • φράσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. phrase

noun. ['ˈfreɪz'] dance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence.

Synonyms

  • terpsichore
  • dance
  • dancing

Antonyms

  • voice
  • written
  • uncommunicative
  • inarticulate

Etymology

  • phrasis (Latin)
  • φράσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

6. phrase

verb. ['ˈfreɪz'] divide, combine, or mark into phrases.

Synonyms

  • put
  • arrange
  • set up

Antonyms

  • divest
  • disorganise
  • disorganize
  • call option

Etymology

  • phrasis (Latin)
  • φράσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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