paraphrastic

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adjective para·phras·tic \ˌper-ə-ˈfra-stik, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of paraphrastic

  1. :  having the nature of or being a paraphrase

paraphrastically

play \ˌper-ə-ˈfra-sti-k(ə-)lē, ˌpa-rə-\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of paraphrastic

French paraphrastique, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrazein


First Known Use: circa 1623

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