Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

paraphrastic

play
adjective para·phras·tic \ˌper-ə-ˈfras-tik, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of paraphrastic

  1. :  having the nature of or being a paraphrase

paraphrastically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin and Etymology of paraphrastic

French paraphrastique, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrazein


First Known Use: circa 1623


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up paraphrastic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the lowest point

Get Word of the Day daily email!