Part of speech: verb

To express in words.

Part of speech: noun

A few words denoting a single idea; a brief expression; term; diction.

Part of speech: noun

A fragment of a melody.

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Usage examples "phrase":

  1. The phrase knocked at Ishmael's heart. - "Secret Bread", F. Tennyson Jesse.
  2. That was the phrase; he had started practicing it five days before, when he was assigned the command. - "Caribbee", Thomas Hoover.
  3. The first, a captain in the quartermaster's department, an officer half civil, half military, was considered, in soldier phrase, to be fighting his own battle. - "Juana", Honore de Balzac.