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Phrase vs. Polyword

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Phrasenoun

A short written or spoken expression.

Polywordnoun

(linguistics) A phrase that acts like a single word.

Phrasenoun

(grammar) A word or group of words that functions as a single unit in the syntax of a sentence, usually consisting of a head, or central word, and elaborating words.

Phrasenoun

(music) A small section of music in a larger piece.

Phrasenoun

(archaic) A mode or form of speech; diction; expression.

Phraseverb

(transitive) To express (an action, thought or idea) by means of particular words.

‘I wasn't sure how to phrase my condolences without sounding patronising.’;

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Phraseverb

To perform a passage with the correct phrasing.

Phraseverb

To divide into melodic phrases.

Phrasenoun

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.

‘"Convey" the wise it call. "Steal!" foh! a fico for the phrase.’;

Phrasenoun

A short, pithy expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human.

Phrasenoun

A mode or form of speech; the manner or style in which any one expreses himself; diction; expression.

‘Thou speak'stIn better phrase and matter than thou didst.’;

Phrasenoun

A short clause or portion of a period.

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Phraseverb

To express in words, or in peculiar words; to call; to style.

Phraseverb

To use proper or fine phrases.

Phraseverb

To group notes into phrases; as, he phrases well. See Phrase, n., 4.

Phrasenoun

an expression forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence but not containing a finite verb

Phrasenoun

a short musical passage

Phrasenoun

an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

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Phraseverb

put into words or an expression;

‘He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees’;

Phrase

In syntax and grammar, a phrase is a group of words which act together as a grammatical unit. For instance, the English expression is a noun phrase which contains the adjective phrase .

‘the very happy squirrel’; ‘very happy’;

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