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

Definition of paraphrasis in English:

noun (plural paraphrasespəˈrafrəsiːz)

A rewording of something written or spoken; a paraphrase.
Example sentences
  • God's Laws are clear, and need no Paraphrasis.
  • A word may be said to be expounded by paraphrasis.
  • Such un-English concatenations as 'music-esthetic', 'absolute-musical', and even 'art-religious' could readily be avoided altogether by paraphrasis.


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

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