Definition of Phrasing

1. Noun. The grouping of musical phrases in a melodic line.

Generic synonyms: Grouping



2. Noun. The manner in which something is expressed in words. "Use concise military verbiage"
Exact synonyms: Choice Of Words, Diction, Phraseology, Verbiage, Wording
Generic synonyms: Expression, Formulation
Specialized synonyms: Mot Juste, Verbalisation, Verbalization
Derivative terms: Phrase, Word

Definition of Phrasing

1. n. Method of expression; association of words.

Definition of Phrasing

1. Verb. (present participle of phrase) ¹

2. Noun. The way a statement is put together, particularly in matters of style and word choice. ¹

3. Noun. (music) The way the musical phrases are put together in a composition or in its interpretation, with changes in tempo, volume, or emphasizing one or more instruments over others. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phrasing

1. manner or style of verbal expression [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Phrasing

phrasemonger
phrasemongering
phrasemongers
phraseogram
phraseograms
phraseological
phraseologies
phraseologist
phraseologists
phraseology
phraser
phrasers
phrases
phrasier
phrasiest
phrasing (current term)
phrasings
phrasy
phratral
phratric
phratries
phratry
phreak
phreaked
phreaker
phreakers
phreaking
phreakings
phreaks
phreatic

Literary usage of Phrasing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Art of Singing: Based on the Principles of the Old Italian Singing by William Shakespeare (1910)
"It is indeed through a study of phrasing" that the intuition of the artist is ... The phrasing- of such a passag-e as where the notes are sung- to a sing-le ..."

2. Field Work and Social Research by Francis Stuart Chapin (1920)
"CONTENT AND phrasing OP INQUIRIES: phrasing OF QUESTIONS After the investigator has selected and ... The phrasing was changed to read "Where is your wife? ..."

3. The Effective Speaking Voice: With Passages for Practical Application by Joseph Albert Mosher (1920)
"phrasing is the grouping of words for utterance without an appreciable break, or pause. The basic principle of proper phrasing is the joining, ..."

4. First Theory Book by Diller, Angela (1921)
"CHAPTER TWO phrasing phrasing in music means the grouping of tones into phrases and sentences. The rhythmic element plays a most important part in phrasing, ..."

5. Music: Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and Literature of Music (1898)
"The same plans which assist in securing a good quality of tone and expressive singing help in keeping pupils up to the pitch. phrasing AND EXPRESSION. ..."

6. Essentials in Conducting by Karl Wilson Gehrkens (1919)
"CHAPTER VII INTERPRETATION IN CONDUCTING (Concluded) TIMBRE, phrasing, ET CETERA IMPORTANCE OF Having devoted considerable space to TIMBRE IN discussing the ..."

7. Violin Playing as I Teach it by Leopold Auer (1921)
"phrasing All music is made up of tones in rhythmic, melodic and harmonic order which appeal to our musical sense. And phrasing as applied to violin music, ..."

8. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"Since Robert Schumann first ven- itial attempts to indicate phrasing to the tared to indicate the relation of tones sep- ..."

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