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Etymology

From Рани Латински phrasis (diction), from Антички Грчки φράσις (phrásis, manner of expression), from φράζω (phrázō, I tell, express).

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Noun

phrase (plural phrases)

Примери (grammar)

noun phrase: the big bird (head: bird)

  1. A short written or spoken expression.
  2. (grammar) A word or, more commonly, a 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.
    • 2013 новембар 30, Paul Davis, “Letters: Say it as simply as possible”, in The Economist[1], volume 409, number 8864:
      Congratulations on managing to use the phrase “preponderant criterion” in a chart (“On your marks”, November 9th). Was this the work of a kakorrhaphiophobic journalist set a challenge by his colleagues, or simply an example of glossolalia?
  3. (music) A small section of music in a larger piece.
  4. (archaic) A mode or form of speech; diction; expression.
  5. (dance) A short individual motion forming part of a choreographed dance.

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Verb

phrase (third-person singular simple present phrases, present participle phraseing, simple past and past participle phraseed)

  1. (transitive) To express (an action, thought or idea) by means of particular words.
    I wasn't sure how to phrase my condolences without sounding patronising.
  2. (intransitive, music) To perform a passage with the correct phrasing.
  3. (transitive, music) To divide into melodic phrases.

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Map-Francophone World.svg Француски

Etymology

From Латински phrasis (diction), from Антички Грчки φράσις (phrásis, manner of expression), from φράζω (phrázō, I tell, express).

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Noun

phrase f (plural phrases)

  1. sentence

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Latin.jpg Латински

Pronunciation

Noun

phrase

  1. ablative singular of phrasis

Portuguese language.png Португалски

Noun

phrase f (plural phrases)

  1. Obsolete spelling of frase (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).