Refrain

  • 21 refrain — I verb abstain, avoid, be temperate, break off, cease, check, contain oneself, curb oneself, decline, desist, discontinue, dispense with, do without, eschew, evade, exercise self control, forbear, forestall, forgo, forsake, halt, have nothing to… …

    Law dictionary

  • 22 refrain — /rə frɛ̃/, it. /re frɛn/ s.m., fr. [der. del verbo fr. ant. refraindre rompere , perché a intervalli regolari infrange la sequenza del canto]. 1. (mus.) [ripetizione di una stessa sequenza tra un periodo e l altro di una composizione musicale]… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 23 refrain — /fr. ʀ(J)əfrɛ/ [vc. fr., alterazione di refrait, part. pass. di refraindre «rifrangere», perché ritorna a intervalli regolari] s. m. inv. ritornello …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 24 refrain — DEFINICIJA v. refren …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 25 Refrain — For other uses, see Refrain (disambiguation). A refrain (from Vulgar Latin refringere, to repeat , and later from Old French refraindre) is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in verse; the chorus of a song. Poetic fixed forms that… …

    Wikipedia

  • 26 refrain — (re frin) s. m. 1°   Un ou plusieurs mots répétés à chaque couplet d une chanson, d un rondeau. •   Marot, bientôt après, fit fleurir les ballades.... à des refrains réglés asservit les rondeaux, BOILEAU Art p. I. •   Il n est pas besoin de dire… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 27 REFRAIN — s. m. Un ou plusieurs mots qui se répètent à la fin de chaque couplet d une chanson, d une ballade, d un rondeau, etc. Le refrain de cette chanson est fort agréable. Le refrain d une ballade. Le refrain d un rondeau.   Il se dit, figurément et… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 28 Refrain — Kehrreim * * * Re|frain [rə frɛ̃:], der; s, s: regelmäßig wiederkehrender Teil in einem Gedicht oder Lied: jedes Mal, wenn ich zum Refrain kam, sang das Publikum mit. * * * Re|frain auch: Ref|rain 〈[ rəfrɛ̃:] m. 6〉 = Kehrreim [frz., urspr.… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 29 refrain — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ constant ▪ common, familiar ▪ Complaints about school food have become a familiar refrain. VERB + REFRAIN ▪ sing …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 30 refrain — I n. to sing a refrain II v. (D; intr.) to refrain from (to refrain from smoking) * * * [rɪ freɪn] to sing a refrain (D; intr.) to refrain from (to refrain from smoking) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 31 refrain — [[t]rɪfre͟ɪn[/t]] refrains, refraining, refrained 1) VERB If you refrain from doing something, you deliberately do not do it. [V from ing/n] Mrs Hardie refrained from making any comment... [V from ing/n] He appealed to all factions to refrain… …

    English dictionary

  • 32 refrain — I UK [rɪˈfreɪn] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms refrain : present tense I/you/we/they refrain he/she/it refrains present participle refraining past tense refrained past participle refrained formal to stop yourself from doing something. This… …

    English dictionary

  • 33 REFRAIN — n. m. Un ou plusieurs mots qui se répètent à la fin de chaque couplet d’une chanson, d’une ballade, d’un rondeau, etc. Le refrain de cette chanson est fort agréable. Le refrain d’une ballade. Le refrain d’un rondeau. Il se dit, figurément et… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 34 Refrain — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Poésie Refrain : répétition régulière d’un ou plusieurs vers dans un même poème Chanson Refrain : répétition régulière de paroles dans une même… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 35 refrain — re|frain1 [rıˈfreın] v [i]formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: refrener, from Latin refrenare, from frenum bridle ] to not do something that you want to do →↑abstain refrain from (doing) sth ▪ Please refrain from smoking in this area.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 36 refrain — {{11}}refrain (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. refrain, alteration of refrait, properly pp. of refraindre repeat, also break off, from Prov. refranhar singing of birds, refrain, from V.L. *refrangere break off, alteration of L. refringere (see… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 37 Refrain — Ein Refrain (franz.) ist ein Kehrvers oder Kehrreim, wie er häufig in Gedichten und Liedern auftritt: Die Wiederkehr von textlich/musikalisch (wenigstens überwiegend) identischen Zeilen am Schluss einer Strophe oder zwischen den Strophen als… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 38 refrain — refrain1 refrainer, n. refrainment, n. /ri frayn /, v.i. 1. to abstain from an impulse to say or do something (often fol. by from): I refrained from telling him what I thought. v.t. 2. Archaic. to curb. [1300 50; ME refreinen < OF refrener < L …

    Universalium

  • 39 refrain — re|frain1 [ rı freın ] verb intransitive FORMAL refrain from to stop yourself from doing something. This word is often used in official announcements or signs: Please refrain from smoking in this area. refrain re|frain 2 [ rı freın ] noun count 1 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 40 refrain — refrain1 verb (usu. refrain from) stop oneself from doing something. Origin ME: from OFr. refrener, from L. refrenare, from re (expressing intensive force) + frenum bridle . refrain2 noun a repeated line or number of lines in a poem or song,… …

    English new terms dictionary