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Meaning of "periphrases" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PERIPHRASES

periphrases  [pəˈrɪfrəsiːz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PERIPHRASES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Periphrases is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PERIPHRASES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Periphrasis

In linguistics, periphrasis is a device by which grammatical meaning is expressed by one or more free morphemes, instead of by inflectional affixes or derivation. Periphrastic forms are analytic, whereas the absence of periphrasis is a characteristic of synthesis. While periphrasis concerns all categories of syntax, it is most visible with verb catenae. The verb catenae of English are highly periphrastic.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PERIPHRASES


antitheses
ænˈtɪθəsiːz
apodoses
əˈpɒdəsiːz
babesiases
ˌbæbɪˈzaɪəsiːz
cephalothoraces
ˌsɛfələˈθɔːrəsiːz
dieses
ˈdaɪəsiːz
emphases
ˈɛmfəsiːz
hydrogenolyses
ˌhaɪdrəʊdʒɪˈnɒləsiːz
hydrothoraces
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈθɔːrəsiːz
hypostases
haɪˈpɒstəsiːz
hyraces
ˈhaɪrəsiːz
misemphases
ˌmɪsˈɛmfəsiːz
nemeses
ˈneməsiːz
onchocerciases
ˌɒŋkəʊsəˈkaɪəsiːz
parentheses
pəˈrenθəsiːz
plasmaphereses
ˌplæzməˈfɛrəsiːz
protases
ˈprɒtəsiːz
reemphases
riːˈɛmfəsiːz
scirrhusses
ˈsɪrəsiːz
underemphases
ˌʌndərˈemfəsiːz
zoonoses
zəʊˈɒnəsiːz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PERIPHRASES

peripheral
peripheral device
peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour
peripheral unit
peripheral vision
peripherality
peripherally
peripheric
peripherical
peripheries
periphery
periphonic
periphrase
periphrasis
periphrastic
periphrastical
periphrastically
periphytic
periphyton
periplasm

WORDS THAT END LIKE PERIPHRASES

amoebiases
anabases
bacteriostases
bases
catabases
crases
diastases
entases
iconostases
katabases
kinetic theory of gases
Manases
metastases
myiases
oases
parabases
schistosomiases
telangiectases
trichomoniases
urolithiases

Synonyms and antonyms of periphrases in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «periphrases» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PERIPHRASES

Find out the translation of periphrases to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of periphrases from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «periphrases» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

periphrases
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

perífrasis
570 millions of speakers

English

periphrases
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

periphrases
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الإسهابات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

перифразами
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perífrases
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

periphrases
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

périphrases
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Periphrases
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Umschreibungen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

periphrases
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

periphrases
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Periphrases
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

periphrases
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

periphrases
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परिभ्रमण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

periphrases
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

perifrasi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

periphrases
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перифразами
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

perifraze
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περιφράσεις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

periphrases
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

periphrases
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

periphrases
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of periphrases

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PERIPHRASES»

The term «periphrases» is used very little and occupies the 171.679 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PERIPHRASES» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «periphrases» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «periphrases» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about periphrases

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PERIPHRASES»

Discover the use of periphrases in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to periphrases and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Verbal Periphrases in a Functional Grammar of Spanish
Contains a description of all the different types of verbal periphrases used in modern peninsular Spanish.
Hella Olbertz, 1998
2
Verbal Periphrases in Romance: Aspect, Actionality, and ...
A study not of the literary genre but of the Romance languages, focusing on reconstructing the path of grammaticalization of some analytic constructions and the competition between synthetic and analytic forms in the verb phrase.
Mario Squartini, 1998
3
The Substance of Language Volume II: Morphology, Paradigms, ...
Morphology, Paradigms, and Periphrases is concerned with the role of the lexicon, in particular its inflectional morphology, in mediating between syntax and phonology.
John M. Anderson, 2011
4
Benefactives and Malefactives: Typological Perspectives and ...
University of Lyon After defining applicative periphrases as constructions in which a verb (the verb-operator) acts as a valency operator licensing the expression of an additional participant fulfilling a given semantic role in the event encoded by ...
Fernando Zúñiga, Seppo Kittilä, 2010
5
Words, Worlds, and Contexts: New Approaches in Word Semantics
JOACHIM BALLWEG Simple Present Tense and Progressive Periphrases in German Q. In BALLWEG/FROSCH (this volume) a language TP 1 has been introduced which contained an operator CA, read intuitively as 'come about', by means of ...
Hans-Jürgen Eikmeyer, Hannes Rieser, 1981
6
Aspect in Grammatical Variation
chapter. 3. Aspectual. periphrases. and. syntactic. variation. in. Brazilian. Portuguese. Ronald Beline Mendes University of São Paulo 3.1 Introduction The variation between the periphrastic constructions estar + gerúndio 'be + Gerund' ( EG) ...
James Anthony Walker, 2010
7
Dante's Style in His Lyric Poetry
The only group of periphrases to show any similarity with the rhetorical examples are those which render the concept, 'moriré'. Geoffrey's Documentum, in fact, exemplifies the figure circumitio with eight periphrases of mortuus est.1 But here  ...
Patrick Boyde, 1971
8
The Influence of French on Eighteenth-century Literary ...
52 In the eighteenth century these periphrases were copied into Russian. Several Russian scholars have remarked upon the use of these calques. Vinogradov noted that periphrases, such as ceemuno dnn and dneeHoe ceemuno, were used ...
May Smith, 2006
9
Non-definiteness and Plurality
Indefinites, quantifiers and pluractionals What scope effects tell us about event pluralities Brenda Laca Université Paris 8- CNRS UMR 7023 In this paper, I will examine the way in which two Spanish aspectual periphrases contributing ...
Svetlana Vogeleer, Liliane Tasmowski, 2006
10
Regia Parnassi Seu Palatium Musarum: In Quo Synonima, ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Typographia Balleoniana (Venecia), 2011

8 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PERIPHRASES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term periphrases is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Belle – film review
This consists of antique-veneer periphrases alternating with the odd crashing moment of vernacular (“My God, it's a negro!”) Listen to people ... «Financial Times, Jun 14»
2
Ejaculations in Jane Eyre
It is “indirectness, periphrases, roundaboutness, convolutedness and circuitousness.” But if you're going around a roundabout you cannot say ... «Trinidad & Tobago Express, Jan 14»
3
Man divorces wife and sues her for having an ugly baby
WHEN A MAN WANT OUT OF A MARRIAGE ANY EXCUSE WILL DO..TO BAD THE COWARD USED HIS BABY FOR HIS PERIPHRASES. «Examiner.com, Nov 12»
4
Sentimentalizing Gandhi
... is the diffusion of a culture of euphemism, in which disagreeable realities are draped with decorous evasions or periphrases – 'human rights ... «CounterPunch, Nov 12»
5
'Respect Gandhi If You Will, Don't Sentimentalise Him'
... is the diffusion of a culture of euphemism, in which disagreeable realities are draped with decorous evasions or periphrases - 'human rights abuses' for torture ... «Outlook, Nov 12»
6
Exploring professional translation
But this source is unfortunately very limited and when it failed him he has had to look elsewhere or resort to periphrases. Print Email. Advert. «Times of Malta, May 12»
7
Bog-Standard Britain, By Quentin Letts
"Oh, the shame") and ossified periphrases ("the fairer sex") reinforce the feeling that one isn't reading a book by a real person at all, but a ... «Independent, May 10»
8
Shakespeare, Sex & Love
Eric Partridge, the New Zealand lexicographer who first collected and expounded them in Shakespeare's Bawdy (1947), found 68 periphrases ... «Financial Times, May 10»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Periphrases [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/periphrases>. Dec 2019 ».
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