Hay 2 definiciones de refrain en inglés:

refrain1

Saltos de línea: re|frain
Pronunciación: /rɪˈfreɪn
 
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verbo

[no object]

Origen

Middle English (in the sense 'restrain a thought or feeling'): from Old French refrener, from Latin refrenare, from re- (expressing intensive force) + frenum 'bridle'.

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Palabra del día mage
Pronunciación: meɪdʒ
noun
a magician or learned person

Hay 2 definiciones de refrain en inglés:

refrain2

Saltos de línea: re|frain
Pronunciación: /rɪˈfreɪn
 
/

sustantivo

  • 1A repeated line or number of lines in a poem or song, typically at the end of each verse.
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    • These all seem to derive from the Folio text, but some may supplement it by accurately recording where breaks came between verses and refrains.
    • Even Isaiah turns preacher in our text with a sermonic refrain repeated in verses 21 and 28.
    • In these ten short verses, the refrain, ‘Do not fear,’ occurs three times.
  • 1.1The musical accompaniment for a refrain: he would play the refrain
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    • Musical refrains differ by virtue of the score or the performer.
    • The fast sections are extremely delightful with slow sections having wonderful melodies and tender refrains.
    • The arrangements are intelligent without being fussy: tuneful refrains for cello and woodwind, beguiling motifs for piano and vibes, emotional guitar and restrained drums.
  • 1.2A comment or complaint that is often repeated: ‘Poor Tom’ had become the constant refrain of his friends
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    • Amongst the journalists who responded to my queries, there was a constant refrain: ‘what can I possibly do?’
    • A constant refrain from Australian political parties not only in the recent election campaign but for generations has been that Australia cannot afford more money for national defence.
    • Dean's emphasis on Kennedy's prudence during the Cuban missile crisis was a constant refrain of leading Democrats in late 2002.

Origen

late Middle English: from Old French, from refraindre 'break', based on Latin refringere 'break up' (because the refrain ‘broke’ the sequence).

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