phrasal

[ frey-zuhl ]
/ ˈfreɪ zəl /

adjective

of, consisting of, or of the nature of a phrase or phrases: phrasal construction.

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Origin of phrasal

First recorded in 1870–75; phrase + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM phrasal

phras·al·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for phrasal

  • Instances rare in wisdom and phrasal conciseness are to be encountered on every other page of Beaumont.

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British Dictionary definitions for phrasal

phrasal
/ (ˈfreɪzəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or composed of phrases

Derived forms of phrasal

phrasally, adverb
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