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

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Definition of paraphrasis in English:

noun (plural paraphrases /-əsiːz/)

A rewording of something written or spoken; a paraphrase.


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

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