1. uncountable noun The phrasing of something that is said or written is the exact words that are chosen to express the ideas in it. [+ of] ⇒ The phrasing of the question was vague. ⇒ ...a letter to the Pope, which necessitates careful phrasing. 2. uncountable noun The phrasing of someone who is singing, playing a piece of music, acting, or reading something aloud is the way in which they divide up the work by pausing slightly in appropriate places. ⇒ ...certain features that make a performance good or bad–the timing, the phrasing, and so on.
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