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phrase is pronounced in one syllable

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“… correct was a common phrase used to …”

meanings of phrase


  1. A word or group of words that functions as a single unit in the syntax of a sentence, usually consisting of a head, or central word, and elaborating words.
  2. A short individual motion forming part of a choreographed dance.
  3. A small section of music in a larger piece.
  4. A mode or form of speech; diction; expression.
  5. A short written or spoken expression.


  1. To express (an action, thought or idea) by means of particular words.
  2. To perform a passage with the correct phrasing.
  3. To divide into melodic phrases.

phrase frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word phrase occurs in english on average 27.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics phrase can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that phrase can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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