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phrasing

[ frey-zing ]
/ ˈfreɪ zɪŋ /
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noun
the act of forming phrases.
a manner or method of forming phrases; phraseology.
Music. the grouping of the notes of a musical line into distinct phrases.
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Origin of phrasing

First recorded in 1605–15; phrase + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for phrasing

phrasing
/ (ˈfreɪzɪŋ) /

noun
the way in which something is expressed, esp in writing; wording
music the division of a melodic line, part, etc, into musical phrases
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