Definition of Phrasal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or functioning as a phrase. "Phrasal verb"

Derivative terms: Phrase, Phrase, Phrase, Phrase
Partainyms: Phrase



Definition of Phrasal

1. a. Of the nature of a phrase; consisting of a phrase; as, a phrasal adverb.

Definition of Phrasal

1. Adjective. Referring to, or used in the manner of, a phrase. ¹

2. Adjective. Being a phrase. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phrasal

1. pertaining to a group of two or more associated words [adj]

Phrasal Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phrasal

phpht
phr
phrag
phragmacone
phragmites
phragmocone
phragmocones
phragmoplast
phragmoplasts
phragmosiphon
phragmosis
phragmosome
phragmotic
phrantic
phrantick
phrasal (current term)
phrasal idiom
phrasal preposition
phrasal prepositions
phrasal typology
phrasal verb
phrasal verbs
phrasally
phrase
phrase-book
phrase book
phrase books
phrase structure
phrasebook
phrasebooks

Literary usage of Phrasal

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1. The Working Principles of Rhetoric Examined in Their Literary Relations and by John Franklin Genung (1900)
"Undertone of phrasal Rhythm.— At the beginning of the chapter it was said that metre is ... This latter rhythm we call phrasal, or the rhythm of the phrase. ..."

2. The philology of the English tongue by John Earle (1880)
"Instances of this kind are very frequent, in which an adverb of the formal kind is coupled with one of the phrasal, to the consideration of which we now ..."

3. Elements of Literary Criticism by Charles Frederick Johnson (1898)
"CHAPTER VI THE phrasal POWER THE term phrase usually means a group ot words that form a part of speech. The noun with its adjective remains a noun, ..."

4. Elements of Literary Criticism by Charles Frederick Johnson (1898)
"CHAPTER VI THE phrasal POWER THE term phrase usually means a group of words that form a part of speech. The noun with its adjective remains a noun, ..."

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