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Definition 1: dance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence - [noun denoting act]

(phrase is a kind of ...) taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

Definition 2: an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence - [noun denoting communication]

(phrase is a kind of ...) a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit

"I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"

(... is a kind of phrase ) a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb

(... is a kind of phrase ) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements

(... is a kind of phrase ) a phrase beginning with a preposition

(... is a kind of phrase ) a phrase that functions as a pronoun

(... is a kind of phrase ) a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister

(... is a kind of phrase ) a phrase that has become a catchword

(phrase is a part of ...) a content word that can be qualified by a modifier

(phrase is a part of ...) a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb

Definition 3: a short musical passage - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for phrase in the sense of this definition

(phrase is a kind of ...) a short section of a musical composition

(... is a kind of phrase ) (music) a group of notes connected by a slur

(... is a kind of phrase ) a musical phrase repeated over and over during a composition

(... is part of phrase) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

"she was humming an air from Beethoven"

Definition 4: an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for phrase in the sense of this definition

(phrase is a kind of ...) a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

"pardon the expression"

(... is a kind of phrase ) a rural idiom or expression

(phrase is the usage domain for ...) out of balance or out of adjustment

"the front wheel of my bicycle is out of whack"

(phrase is the usage domain for ...) in a difficult or vulnerable position

"he resigned and left me in the lurch"

(phrase is the usage domain for ...) with regularity and precision

"the rocket launch went off like clockwork"

Definition 5: put into words or an expression - [verb of communication]

Samples where phrase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees

Synonyms for phrase in the sense of this definition

(phrase is a kind of ...) give expression to

"She showed her disappointment"

(... is a kind of phrase ) direct or put; seek an answer to

"ask a question"

(... is a kind of phrase ) make or coin into a word or accept a new word into the lexicon of a language

"The concept expressed by German `Gemuetlichkeit' is not lexicalized in English"

(... is a kind of phrase ) state as a dogma

(... is a kind of phrase ) express as a formula

(... is a kind of phrase ) formulate in a particular style or language

"I wouldn't put it that way" "She cast her request in very polite language"

Definition 6: divide, combine, or mark into phrases - [verb of communication]

Samples where phrase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • phrase a musical passage

(phrase is a kind of ...) arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

"arrange my schedule" "set up one's life" "I put these memories with those of bygone times"

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