[frey-zee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌfreɪ ziˈɒl ə dʒi/
manner or style of verbal expression; characteristic language:
noun (pl) -gies
the manner in which words or phrases are used
a set of phrases used by a particular group of people
1550s, coined erroneously in Greek as phraseologia (1550s), from Greek phrasis “way of speaking” (see phrase (n.)) + -logia (see -logy). The correct form would be *phrasiology. Originally “a phrase book,” meaning “way of arranging words, characteristic style of expression” is from 1660s.
[freyz] /freɪz/ noun 1. Grammar. 2. Rhetoric. a word or group of spoken words that the mind focuses on momentarily as a meaningful unit and is preceded and followed by pauses. 3. a characteristic, current, or proverbial expression: a hackneyed phrase. 4. Music. a division of a composition, commonly a passage of four or eight […]
noun, Linguistics. 1. the hierarchical arrangement of the constituent words and phrases of a sentence.
- Phrase-structure grammar
[freyz-struhk-cher] /ˈfreɪzˌstrʌk tʃər/ noun, Linguistics. 1. a grammar that consists of phrase-structure rules. noun 1. a grammar in which relations among the words and morphemes of a sentence are described, but not deeper or semantic relations PSG Compare transformational grammar
- Phrase-structure rule
noun, Linguistics. 1. a rule that generates a sentence or other syntactic construction from words and phrases and identifies its constituent structure. noun 1. (generative grammar) a rule of the form A → X where A is a syntactic category label, such as noun phrase or sentence, and X is a sequence of such labels […]