paraphrastic

adjective
para·​phras·​tic | \ ˌper-ə-ˈfra-stik How to pronounce paraphrastic (audio) , ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of paraphrastic

: having the nature of or being a paraphrase

Other Words from paraphrastic

paraphrastically \ ˌper-​ə-​ˈfra-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce paraphrastic (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of paraphrastic

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paraphrastic

French paraphrastique, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrazein

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“Paraphrastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paraphrastic. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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