Dictionary.com

overword

[ oh-ver-wurd ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌwɜrd /
Save This Word!

noun
a word that is repeated, as a refrain in a song.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of overword

First recorded in 1490–1500; over- + word
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use overword in a sentence

  • Now this was a favourite overword of my mother's, that suffering was the Christian's golden garment.

British Dictionary definitions for overword

overword
/ (ˈəʊvəˌwɜːd) /

noun
a repeated word or phrase
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK