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overword

[ oh-ver-wurd ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌwɜrd /
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noun
a word that is repeated, as a refrain in a song.
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Origin of overword

First recorded in 1490–1500; over- + word
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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
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