An example of phrase is to compose an apology.
The speaker phrased several opinions.
An example of phrase is "went to the store."
The phrase “out of the frying pan and into the fire.”
An apt turn of phrase.
Other Word Forms
Origin of phrase
- Latin phrasis diction from Greek speech, diction, phrase from phrazein to point out, show gwhren- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Late Latin phrasis (“diction”), from Ancient Greek φράσις (phrasis, “manner of expression”), from φράζω (phrazō, “I tell, express”).