phrase

From Wiktionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
phrase

Plural
phrases

  1. A phrase is a short expression.
    Sheela liked to use that particular phrase whenever she disagreed with something.
  2. (grammar) A phrase is a group of words. Together, they act as a single unit in a sentence.
    Within a noun phrase (NP), adjectives function as modifiers.

Verb[change]

Plain form
phrase

Third-person singular
phrases

Past tense
phrased

Past participle
phrased

Present participle
phrasing

  1. When you phrase an idea, you express it in words.