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: Fr < L paraphrasis < Gr < paraphrazein, to say in other words: see para- & phrase
- paraphraser noun
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