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phrases, plural;
  1. Put into a particular form of words
    • - it's important to phrase the question correctly
  2. Divide (music) into phrases in a particular way, esp. in performance
    • - original phrasing brought out unexpected aspects of the music
  1. A small group of words standing together as a conceptual unit, typically forming a component of a clause

  2. An idiomatic or short pithy expression
    • - his favorite phrase is “it's a pleasure.”
  3. A group of notes forming a distinct unit within a longer passage

  4. A group of steps within a longer sequence or dance

  1. (phrase) an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
  2. (phrase) give voice: put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
  3. (phrase) divide, combine, or mark into phrases; "phrase a musical passage"
  4. (phrase) idiom: an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
  5. (phrase) dance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence
  6. In grammar, a phrase is a group of words functioning as a single unit in the syntax of a sentence.
  7. (Phrase (fencing)) Fencing practice and techniques of modern competitive fencing are governed by the FIE, though they developed from conventions developed in 18th- and 19th-century Europe to govern fencing as a martial art and a gentlemanly pursuit. ...
  8. (Phrase (music)) A musical ' (φράση' — sentence, expression, see also strophe) is a unit of musical meter that has a complete musical sense of its own, built from figures, motifs, and cells and combining to form melodies, periods and larger sections; or the length in which a singer or ...
  9. (Phrase (rapper)) Harley Webster (born 1981)—better known as Phrase—is an Australian hip hop MC, originating from Melbourne, Victoria.
  10. (Phrase) A group of related words that lacks either a subject or a predicate or both (e.g. by the door and opening the box.) See Clause
  11. (Phrase (keyword)) More than one KEYWORD, searched exactly as keyed (all terms required to be in documents, in the order keyed). Enclosing keywords in quotations " " forms a phrase in AltaVista, , and some other search tools. Some times a phrase is called a "character string."
  12. (Phrase) A relatively short portion of a melodic line which expresses a musical idea, comparable to a line or sentence in poetry.
  13. (Phrase) A musical idea or passage of music that is short, continuous and unbroken; similar to a musical sentence.
  14. (Phrase) Half of an eight-measure period. Also, any short figure or passage complete in itself and unbroken in continuity.
  15. (Phrase) A natural division of the melodic line with a cadence; comparable to a clause or sentence
  16. (phrase) a group of words within a sentence that forms part of a clause:
  17. (phrase) two or more words that have a single function and form part of a sentence; phrases can be noun, adjective, adverbial, verb, or prepositional
  18. (phrase) A set of related actions by both fencers that continues until a hit is scored or action is stopped by the director.
  19. (Phrase) A small section of a composition comprising a musical thought. Comparable to a sentence in language.
  20. (PHRASE) a part of a sentence; a few words that describe something without being a complete sentence
  21. (Phrase) A group of words not containing a subject and its verb (eg on the table, the girl in a red dress).
  22. (Phrase) A melodic idea that acts as a complete thought, something like a sentence.  A melody will contain many phrases, just like a story contains many sentences.  This melody has four phrases.
  23. (Phrase) A melody, harmony, or a combination or the two, lasting from 2 to 8 measures and ending with a cadence.
  24. (Phrase) A sequence of words, used in Compass searches. If a phrase includes space characters, the entire phrase must be enclosed in quotation marks.
  25. (Phrase) A short block of movements that develop into a phrase.