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/ wɜːdz /

plural noun

  1. the text of a part of an actor, etc
  2. the text or lyrics of a song, as opposed to the music
  3. angry speech (esp in the phrase have words with someone )
  4. eat one's words
    to retract a statement
  5. for words
    preceded bytoo and an adjective or adverb indescribably; extremely

    the play was too funny for words

  6. have no words for
    to be incapable of describing
  7. in other words
    expressing the same idea but differently
  8. in so many words
    explicitly or precisely
  9. of few words
    not talkative
  10. of many words
  11. put into words
    to express in speech or writing as well as thought
  12. say a few words
    to give a brief speech
  13. take the words out of someone's mouth
    to say exactly what someone else was about to say
  14. words fail me
    I am too happy, sad, amazed, etc, to express my thoughts

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Example Sentences

In other words, fluoride is a broad-spectrum, bipartisan, long-lasting magnet for dissent.

In other words, the free thinker defending freedom of thought.

In straight relationships with an age gap, words like ‘gold-digger’ and ‘trophy wife’ get thrown around.

In other words, the free speech exhibited by the folks at Charlie Hebdo was not virtuous—until there was a body count.

But as you get older, I find I get more tunes and I have to work harder at the words.

He prepared a glossary of provincial and archological words, intended for a supplement to Johnson's Dictionary.

This wasn't at all what he meant to say, and it sounded very ridiculous; but somehow the words wouldn't come straight.

On the morning after Ramona's disappearance, words had been spoken by each which neither would ever forget.

She kept her eyes fixed steadily on his, saying what followed gently, calmly, yet as though another woman spoke the words.

The Senora Moreno's heart broke within her, when those words passed her lips to her adored Felipe.





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