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: style of expression : phraseology
: the act, method, or result of grouping notes into musical phrases
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articulation, expression, formulation, statement, utterance, verbalism, voice, wording
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1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: the way something is expressed in words : the particular words or the order of words that are used to express something
music : the act of grouping notes together in a particular way
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