Synonyms of phrase


1. phrase, construction, grammatical construction, expression

usage: an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence

2. phrase, musical phrase, passage, musical passage

usage: a short musical passage

3. idiom, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phrase, saying, expression, locution

usage: an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

4. phrase, dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation

usage: dance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence


1. give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate, express, show, evince

usage: put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

2. phrase, arrange, set up, put, order

usage: divide, combine, or mark into phrases; "phrase a musical passage"

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