from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of making phrases.
- n. The manner in which an expression is phrased.
- n. Music The manner in which a phrase is rendered or interpreted.
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- v. Present participle of phrase.
- n. The way a statement is put together, particularly in matters of style and word choice.
- n. The way the musical phrases are put together in a composition or in its interpretation, with changes in tempo, volume, or emphasizing one or more instruments over others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Method of expression; association of words.
- n. The act or method of grouping the notes so as to form distinct musical phrases.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wording of a speech or passage.
- n. In music, the act, process, or result of dividing a piece in performance into short sections or phrases, so as to give it form and clearness. Skill in phrasing is one of the chief qualities of a good performer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the manner in which something is expressed in words
- n. the grouping of musical phrases in a melodic line
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