metaphrase

noun
meta·​phrase | \ ˈme-tə-ˌfrāz How to pronounce metaphrase (audio) \

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First Known Use of metaphrase

1609, in the meaning defined above

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“Metaphrase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metaphrase. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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