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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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phrasing

noun
Choice of words and the way in which they are used:
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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
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phrasing

[ˈfreɪzɪŋ] n
(= wording) [question, letter, statement] → libellé m
[musician] → phrasé m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

phrasing

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

[ˈfreɪzɪŋ] n (of thought, request, letter) → formulazione f (Mus) → fraseggio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in classic literature ?
His brows drew in slightly with the mental effort of suitably phrasing thoughts which he had never before put into speech.
Both in this poem and others of Tennyson, and in every poet that I have loved, there are melodies and harmonies enfolding significance that appeared long after I had first read them, and had even learned them by heart; that lay weedy in my outer ear and were enough in their Mere beauty of phrasing, till the time came for them to reveal their whole meaning.
And his next thought was that he had been phrasing his ideas very well, and he went to bed wondering why he could not talk in similar fashion when he was with Ruth.
But their comprehensiveness of view, sureness of ideas and phrasing, suggestiveness, and apt illustrations reveal the pregnancy and practical force of Bacon's thought (though, on the other hand, he is not altogether free from the superstitions of his time and after the lapse of three hundred years sometimes seems commonplace).
Late in the afternoon of a pleasant summer day in the year 191-, if one may borrow a mode of phrasing that once found favour with the readers of the late G.
Matching handheld, blatantly unfocused DV shots to the sharp-tongued, mannered phrasings of a rant on commodification and cancer (voiced by writer and curator Ian White), Gentlemen flirts with the look and feel of '60s underground cinema.
Incorrect phrasings with the past participle include had did, had came, and had went.
Shannon's journalistic, on-the-pulse approach, culminating in the uncut interview with the playwright which comprises the appendix, adds immediacy and an element of orality, making the reader feel that he or she is in the actual presence of the playwright's voice, privy to his inflections and personal phrasings. This adds a measure of drama to this book about a dramatist.
The technique often employed by Mozart of writing different phrasings for different instruments in one passage, which later editions often `rationalize', is seen as a subtle textural variety (analogous to brush-strokes in a painting) that is much more appropriate to the music than the modern tendency to add surface interest using vibrato.
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Nearly all these scenes are accompanied by nostalgic Israeli songs, whose slow, languorous phrasings create the kind of paradoxical, aestheticized violence familiar from John Woo films.
Like her fellow dancers, she finds the drama of a movement in its "juice"--in the textures, rhythms, and phrasings that create dance meaning.