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phras·ing

 (frā′zĭng)
n.
1. The act of making phrases.
2. The manner in which an expression is phrased.
3. Music The manner in which a phrase is rendered or interpreted.

phrasing

(ˈfreɪzɪŋ)
n
1. the way in which something is expressed, esp in writing; wording
2. (Classical Music) music the division of a melodic line, part, etc, into musical phrases

phras•ing

(ˈfreɪ zɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of forming phrases.
2. a manner or method of forming phrases; phraseology.
3. the grouping of the notes of a musical line into distinct phrases.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phrasing - the grouping of musical phrases in a melodic line
grouping - the activity of putting things together in groups
2.phrasing - the manner in which something is expressed in words; "use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton
formulation, expression - the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
mot juste - the appropriate word or expression
verbalisation, verbalization - the words that are spoken in the activity of verbalization

phrasing

noun
Choice of words and the way in which they are used:
Translations
التَّعْبير الموسيقيعِلم العِبارات
frazeologiefrázovat
formuleringfraseringordvalg
fraseeraussanamuoto
málfar, orîfærimótun hendinga, frasering
frázovanie
besteyi cümlelere ayırmaifade tarzı

phrasing

[ˈfreɪzɪŋ] N (= act) → redacción f; [of question] → formulación f; (= style) → estilo m, términos mpl (Mus) → fraseo m
the phrasing is rather unfortunatela forma en que está expresado es bastante desafortunada

phrasing

[ˈfreɪzɪŋ] n
(= wording) [question, letter, statement] → libellé m
[musician] → phrasé m

phrasing

n (= act)Formulierung f; (= style)Ausdrucksweise f, → Stil m; (Mus) → Phrasierung f

phrasing

[ˈfreɪzɪŋ] n (of thought, request, letter) → formulazione f (Mus) → fraseggio

phrase

(freiz) noun
1. a small group of words (usually without a finite verb) which forms part of an actual or implied sentence. He arrived after dinner.
2. a small group of musical notes which follow each other to make a definite individual section of a melody. the opening phrase of the overture.
verb
to express (something) in words. I phrased my explanations in simple language.
phraseology (freiziˈolədʒi) noun
the manner of putting words and phrases together to express oneself. His phraseology shows that he is a foreigner.
ˈphrasing noun
1. phraseology.
2. the act of putting musical phrases together either in composing or playing.
ˈphrase-book noun
a book (eg for tourists) which contains and translates useful words and phrases in a foreign language.
phrasal verb
a phrase consisting of a verb and adverb or preposition, which together function as a verb. `Leave out', `go without', `go away', are phrasal verbs.
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One prominent view of phrasing developed in the rat and pigeon learning and memory literature is that phrasing cues facilitate learning by acting as discriminative cues to facilitate anticipating specific stimuli, responses, or sequences of stimuli or responses (Capaldi, Verry, Nawrocki, & Miller, 1984; Terrace, 1987).
Professional interviewers know that a question's phrasing can significantly influence the response.
Here we see a significant difference in phrasing in the last item, which speaks of going at the end of one's life to (rebirth in) a lotus flower in the Pure Land.
the stressed notes of each figure, namely the first, third, fifth and seventh...." seem to suggest a "gestural" way of playing that is quite different from the normal 19th-century approach to phrasing. The typical 19th-century melody consists of a long, legato line, generally indicated either with a crescendo to the middle of the phrase followed by a diminuendo to the end (Example 14), or with a steady crescendo to the end of the phrase (Example 15).
Joseph Carman talked with Houlihan about phrasing, placement, and patience.
The narrative seems to have retained, in Thomas Pringle's phrasing, "as far as was practicable, Mary's exact expressions and peculiar phraseology" (45).
The pieces in the collection may be grouped into three categories: those with simple melodies, those emphasizing certain technical elements and those combining intricate phrasing with complex rhythm.
Individual phrasing and the cumulative meaning of phrases are both surprising, and almost seamless.
Student C did not observe the differences in timing and dynamics in her initial listening to the performance; she was able to hear and describe specific details of the three pianists' phrasing. She found the performance graphs very helpful, especially with the red bar lines added.
Kahn's Simultaneous Reverberations (1995) resonates with weight shifts and suspend-and-release phrasing. An upstage couple quietly rest, lean, and support each other, all behind an ever-changing soloist.
It has a lively first theme, punctuated by staccato and short, legato phrasing. The lyrical second theme, interestingly, remains in the tonic key, making the exposition almost identical to the recapitulation--much easier to learn, but a less useful model for future sonatina study.
This translation's most serious defect arises from the decision, apparently deliberate, to depart from the basic style of Gongyang by varying language and phrasing where the original uses exactly the same words.