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Definition of "phrasing" []

  • The act of making phrases. (noun)
  • The manner in which an expression is phrased. (noun)
  • Music The manner in which a phrase is rendered or interpreted. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "phrasing" in a sentence
  • "This phrasing is an explicit rejection of the older formulation, “life, liberty and property.”"
  • "I agree with your argument, but this choice of phrasing is amusingly ironic."
  • "Rubin's phrasing is in addition rather peculiar: "It is all very well ... to insist that it is the written-down story that should command our attention as readers"."