A sequence of words intended to have meaning. A characteristic way or mode of expression. A brief, apt, and cogent expression. A word or group of words read or spoken as a unit and separated by pauses or other junctures. Grammar Two or more words in sequence that form a syntactic unit that is less than a complete sentence. Music A short passage or segment, often consisting of four measures or forming part of a larger unit. A series of dance movements forming a unit in a choreographic pattern. To express orally or in writing: The speaker phrased several opinions. To pace or mark off (something read aloud or spoken) by pauses. Music To divide (a passage) into phrases. Music To combine (notes) in a phrase. To make or render phrases, as in reading aloud. Music To perform a passage with the correct phrasing.