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Saltos de línea: meta|phrase
Pronunciación: /ˈmɛtəfreɪz

Definición de metaphrase en inglés:


A literal, word-for-word translation, as opposed to a paraphrase.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • In this workshop it will be suggested that both specific and circumstantial evidence point to a particular time when these translations, or metaphrases, were made and why.
  • The contents of the second included copies of three of the Countess's psalm metaphrases, and, in all probability, a copy of her translation of Petrarch's Trionfo della Morte.
  • John Dryden prescribed paraphrase, but later advocated a point between paraphrase and metaphrase.


[with object] Volver al principio  
Alter the phrasing or language of: the sentence may be metaphrased into ‘what does homo sapiens wish to say by right?’
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In simple terms, Ninjutsu and Kendo can be metaphrased as strategic fighting and use of brute force.
  • We work on dividing the text up into brief, meaningful chunks and metaphrasing the chunks as a unit.
  • There is much to be learned before one becomes a poet: revision, metaphrasing, word-weaving, compression.


early 17th century (denoting a metrical translation): from Greek metaphrazein, literally 'word differently'.



Pronunciación: /-ˈfrastɪk/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • By this maneuver, the mind is protected from clutter-mind and body, separated out, are actually coerced into a negatively metaphrastic liaison.
  • Very meager information about his life is preserved in a metaphrastic work: ‘The Martyrdom of Basil of Ancyra’.
  • Maria has prepared literal (metaphrastic) versions of many Hungarian poets over the years.

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