Share this entry

Share this page

paraphrasis

Line breaks: par|aph|ra¦sis
Pronunciation: /pəˈrafrəsɪs/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of paraphrasis in English:

noun (plural paraphrases /-əsiːz/)

rare
A rewording of something written or spoken; a paraphrase.

Origin

mid 16th century: Latin, from Greek (see paraphrase).

Definition of paraphrasis in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rəˈzilyənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…