Phrase, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Phrased p. pr. & vb. n. Phrasing.] To express in words, or in peculiar words; to call; to style. “These suns -- for so they phrase 'em.”
1. Method of expression; association of words.
2. Mus. The act or method of grouping the notes so as to form distinct musical phrases.
n 1: the grouping of musical phrases in a melodic line
2: the manner in which something is expressed in words; "use
concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton [syn: wording, diction,
phraseology, choice of words, verbiage]