US: /ˈfɹeɪz/
UK: /fɹˈe‍ɪz/

English Vietnamese dictionary

phrase /freiz/
  • danh từ
    • nhóm từ
    • thành ngữ
    • cách nói
      • as the phrase goes: theo cách nói thông thường
      • in simple phrase: theo cách nói đơn giản
    • (số nhiều) những lời nói suông
    • (âm nhạc) tiết nhạc
    • ngoại động từ
      • diễn đạt, nói, phát biểu (bằng lời)
        • thus he phrased it: anh ta đã phát biểu như thế đấy
      • (âm nhạc) phân câu

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 (grammar) a group of words without a FINITE verb, especially one that forms part of a sentence. 'the green car' and 'on Friday morning' are phrases.
    See also - NOUN PHRASE
    2 a group of words which have a particular meaning when used together: a memorable / famous phrase + She was, in her own favourite phrase, 'a woman without a past'.
    See also - CATCHPHRASE
    3 (music) a short series of notes that form a unit within a longer passage in a piece of music
    Idioms see COIN v., TURN n.
    + verb
    1 [VN] ~ sth (as sth) to say or write sth in a particular way: a carefully phrased remark + I agree with what he says, but I'd have phrased it differently. + Her order was phrased as a suggestion. + She phrased the explanation in very simple terms.
    2 [V, VN] to divide a piece of music into small groups of notes; to play or sing these in a particular way, especially in an effective way

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 clause, noun phrase, verb phrase, prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, adjectival phrase:
    When asked for an example of a verb phrase, the student responded, 'Shut up'.
    2 expression, word-group, collocation, locution, idiom, idiomatic expression, collocution, proverb, motto, slogan, saying, catch-phrase, adage, maxim, axiom, saw, colloquialism, cliché, platitude, commonplace, Colloq chestnut:
    Do you know the source of Churchill's famous phrase, 'Blood, sweat, and tears'?
    3 phraseology, phrasing, wording, language, usage, way or manner of speaking, diction, parlance, façon de parler, modus loquendi, modus scribendi, speech habit, style, choice of words, word choice, syntax, vocabulary:
    He was to 'let slip', to use Shakespeare's phrase, 'the dogs of war'.
    4 express, term, word, put, frame, formulate, couch, put into words, put or set forth, verbalize, articulate, voice, utter, say, write; describe, delineate:
    I am pondering over the best way to phrase this example.

    Collocation dictionary


    colloquial, idiomatic | key
    ‘Start slowly’ is the key phrase for the first-time marathon runner.
    | famous | empty, glib, hackneyed, stock
    He keeps coming out with the same old stock phrases
    | memorable, well-turned | musical | adjectival, adverbial, noun, verb


    use | coin
    Who coined the phrase ‘desktop publishing’?




    in a/the~
    She was, in her own memorable phrase, ‘a woman without a past’.


    a choice of phrase
    Her unfortunate choice of phrase offended most of the audience.
    | a turn of phrase
    He is meticulous in his choice of words and turns of phrase.


    The statement was very carefully phrased.
    | differently
    I should have phrased my question differently.

    Concise English dictionary

    +an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
    +a short musical passage
    +an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
    +dance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence
    +put into words or an expression
    +divide, combine, or mark into phrases