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noun [C]  us   /freɪz/
a group of words expressing a particular idea or meaning: I think the phrase "bundle of energy" describes Mara very well. grammar A phrase is a group of words forming a part of a sentence: In "He was a man of great wealth," "of great wealth" is a prepositional phrase. music A phrase is also a group of notes with a clear beginning and ending within a larger piece of music.
phrasal
adjective  us   /ˈfreɪ·zəl/

phrase

verb [T]  us   /freɪz/
to express something in a particular way when speaking or writing: The wording of his resignation was carefully phrased to avoid any admission of guilt.
Translations of “phrase”
in Arabic عِبارة…
in Korean 구…
in Malaysian frasa, rangkai lagu…
in French syntagme, phrase…
in Turkish sözcük takımı…
in Italian frase, locuzione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 文法, 片語…
in Russian фраза…
in Polish zwrot, wyrażenie…
in Vietnamese cụm từ, đoản khúc…
in Spanish frase…
in Portuguese locução, frase…
in Thai วลี, เนื้อเพลง…
in German der Ausdruck, der Satz…
in Catalan locució…
in Japanese フレーズ, 言い回し…
in Indonesian frasa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 语法, 短语…
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