"phrase" in the noun sense
an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
2. phrase, musical phrase
a short musical passage
3. idiom, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phrase
an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
dance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence
"phrase" in the verb sense
1. give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate
put into words or an expression
"He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
divide, combine, or mark into phrases
"phrase a musical passage"
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