HyperDic: phrase

English > 6 senses of the word phrase:
NOUNcommunicationphrasean expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
communicationphrase, musical phrasea short musical passage
communicationphrase, idiom, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrasean expression whose meanings cannot be inferred / inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
actphrasedance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence
VERBcommunicationphrase, give voice, formulate, word, articulateput into words or an expression
communicationphrasedivide, combine, or mark into phrases
phrase > pronunciation
Soundsfrey'z
Rhymesablaze ... ways: 57 rhymes with eyz...
English > phrase: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence.
Partsheadword, head wordA content word that can be qualified by a modifier
modifier, qualifierA content word that qualifies the meaning / meaning of a noun or verb
Narrowercatchphrase, catch phraseA phrase that has become a catchword
noun phrase, nominal phrase, nominalA phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
predicate, verb phraseOne of the two main constituents of a sentence
prepositional phraseA phrase beginning with a preposition
pronominal phrase, pronominalA phrase that functions as a pronoun
responseA phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister
Broaderconstruction, grammatical construction, expressionA group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
Spanishfrase, sintagma
Catalanfrase, sintagma
Adjectivesphrasalof or relating to or functioning as a phrase
Verbsphraseput into words or an expression
English > phrase: 6 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA short musical passage.
Synonymmusical phrase
Part oftune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phraseA succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
Narrowerligature(music) a group of notes connected by a slur
ostinatoA musical phrase repeated over and over during a composition
Broaderpassage, musical passageA short section of a musical composition
Spanishfrase musical, frase
Catalanfrase musical, frase
Adjectivesphrasalof or relating to or functioning as a phrase
English > phrase: 6 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn expression whose meanings cannot be inferred / inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up.
Synonymsidiom, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase
Narrowerruralism, rusticismA rural idiom or expression
Broadersaying, expression, locutionA word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
Usagein the lurchIn a difficult or vulnerable position
like clockworkWith regularity and precision
out of whackOut of balance or out of adjustment
Spanishexpresión idiomática, frase hecha, locución, modismo
Catalanexpressió idiomàtica, frase feta
Adjectivesphrasalof or relating to or functioning as a phrase
Verbsphraseput into words or an expression
English > phrase: 6 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningdance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence.
Broaderdancing, dance, terpsichore, saltationTaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
Adjectivesphrasalof or relating to or functioning as a phrase
English > phrase: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningput into words or an expression.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsgive voice, formulate, word, articulate
Narroweraskdirect or put
dogmatize, dogmatisestate as a dogma
formularize, formulariseExpress as a formula
frame, redact, cast, put, couchformulate in a particular style or language
lexicalize, lexicalisemake or coin into a word or accept a new word into the lexicon of a language
Broaderexpress, show, evinceGive expression / expression to
Spanishformular
Catalanformular, redactar
Nounsphrasean expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
phrasean expression whose meanings cannot be inferred / inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
phrasingthe manner in which something is expressed in words
English > phrase: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningDivide, combine, or mark into phrases.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"phrase a musical passage"
Broaderarrange, set up, put, orderArrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

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