- One who paraphrases.
Variant of paraphrase
- a rewording of something spoken or written, usually for the purpose of making its meaning clearer
- the use of this as a literary or teaching device
- an approximate rendering of a quotation, saying, etc. whose exact words cannot be cited or recalled
- a free reworking of a musical text or composition
Origin of paraphraseFrench ; from Classical Latin paraphrasis ; from Classical Greek ; from paraphrazein, to say in other words: see para- and amp; phrase
to compose a paraphrase