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phrasing (plural phrasings)
- The way a statement is put together, particularly in matters of style and word choice.
- 1870, Mark Twain, chapter 46, in Life on the Mississippi, archived from the original on 11 August 2014:
- But for the Sir Walter disease, the character of the Southerner -- or Southron, according to Sir Walter's starchier way of phrasing it -- would be wholly modern, in place of modern and medieval mixed, and the South would be fully a generation further advanced than it is.
- (music) The way the musical phrases are put together in a composition or in its interpretation, with changes in tempo, volume, or emphasizing one or more instruments over others.
the way a statement is put together
the way the musical phrases are put together