phrasing

noun phras·ing \ ˈfrā-ziŋ \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of phrasing

1 : style of expression : phraseology
2 : the act, method, or result of grouping notes into musical phrases

Examples of phrasing in a Sentence

  1. The phrasing of the instructions was confusing.

  2. a singer known for her elegant phrasing

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First Known Use of phrasing

1611

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PHRASING Defined for English Language Learners

phrasing

Definition of phrasing for English Language Learners

  • : 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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