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phrase book

  1. a small book containing everyday phrases and sentences and their equivalents in a foreign language, written especially for travelers.
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Origin of phrase book

First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for phrase book

Historical Examples of phrase book

  • But he secured a phrase-book and a grammar, and paid for them in hard labor.

    What You Can Do With Your Will Power

    Russell H. Conwell

  • By the help of my Chinese phrase-book I gave them all particulars, and a few more.

    An Australian in China

    George Ernest Morrison

  • Then he spoke, but it was not in the words of the phrase-book.

  • I explained as well as I could, with the help of a phrase-book, that we wanted a horse and stolkjrre as quickly as possible.


    Beatrix Jungman

  • When she had finished, he took the phrase-book from her, with a look almost affectionate.

    A Little Princess

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

British Dictionary definitions for phrase book

phrase book

  1. a book containing frequently used expressions and their equivalents in a foreign language, esp for the use of tourists
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