phrases Definition

a small group of words standing together as a conceptual unit, typically forming a component of a clause.

Using phrases: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "phrases" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    'Break a leg' is a common theater phrase.

  • Example

    The phrase 'once in a blue moon' means something that happens very rarely.

  • Example

    The phrase 'bite the bullet' means to endure a painful or difficult situation.

phrases Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for phrases


Summary: phrases in Brief

A 'phrase' [ˈfreɪzɪz] is a small group of words that form a conceptual unit, often part of a clause. Examples include 'Break a leg,' 'once in a blue moon,' and 'bite the bullet.' Synonyms include 'expression' and 'idiom.'