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phrasing

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈfreɪ.zɪŋ/

phrasing noun [U] (WORDS)

the choice of words used to express something: The phrasing of the contract is rather ambiguous.

phrasing noun [U] (MUSIC)

specialized music the way in which a singer or musician divides the tune into separate parts: Her phrasing, as ever, is faultless.
Translations of “phrasing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 表達方式, 措辭,說法,用語…
in Chinese (Simplified) 表达, 措词,说法,用语…
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