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phrase (plural phrases)
noun phrase: the big bird - head: bird
- A short written or spoken expression.
- (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.
- (music) A small section of music in a larger piece.
Derived terms 
Terms derived from the noun phrase
See also 
short written or spoken expression
grammar: group of two or more words that express an idea but do not form a complete sentence
music: small section of music in a larger piece
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- (intransitive)(music) To perform a passage with the correct phrasing.
- (transitive) To express (an action, thought or idea) by means of words.
- (transitive)(music) To divide into melodic phrases.
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Related terms 
music: to perform a passage with the correct phrasing
to express by means of words
music: to divide into melodic phrases
- phrase in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- phrase in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
phrase f (plural phrases)
- (false friend) sentence
- ablative singular of phrasis