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English definition of “refrain”

refrain

noun [C]     /rɪˈfreɪn/
a short part of a song or poem that is repeated, especially between the verses (= the separate parts)Types of songsPoetry a phrase that is often repeated: 'Every vote counts' is a familiar refrain in politics.Sentences and expressions
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