Refrain

  • 41 refrain — 1. v.intr. (foll. by from) avoid doing (an action) (refrain from smoking). Derivatives: refrainment n. Etymology: ME f. OF refrener f. L refrenare (as RE , frenum bridle) 2. n. 1 a recurring phrase or number of lines, esp. at the ends of stanzas …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 42 refrain — I. verb Etymology: Middle English refreynen, from Anglo French refreiner, refreindre, from Latin refrenare, from re + frenum bridle more at frenum Date: 14th century transitive verb archaic curb, restrain intransitive verb to keep oneself from… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 43 refrain — 1. verb a) To hold back; to restrain; to keep within prescribed bounds; to curb; to govern. His reson refraineth not his foul delight or talent. b) To abstain from …

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  • 44 refrain — 1 verb formal to not do something that you want to do (+ from): Kindly refrain from smoking. 2 noun (C) 1 part of a song that is repeated, especially at the end of each verse 2 formal a remark or idea that is often repeated: Our proposal met with …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 45 refrain — I re•frain [[t]rɪˈfreɪn[/t]] v. i. 1) cvb to keep oneself from doing or saying something (often fol. by from) 2) archaic to curb • Etymology: 1300–50; ME refreinen < OF refrener < L refrēnāre to rein in, restrain =re re + frēnāre, v. der.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 46 refrain — I. /rəˈfreɪn / (say ruh frayn) verb (i) 1. (sometimes followed by from) to forbear; keep oneself back. –verb (t) 2. Rare to curb. {Middle English refreyne(n), from Old French refrener, from Latin refrēnāre to bridle} –refrainer, noun II.… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 47 Refrain — der Refrain, s (Aufbaustufe) Kehrreim in vertonten Gedichten o. Ä. Synonym: Kehrreim Beispiel: Der Refrain des Liedes wird dreimal gesungen …

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  • 48 refrain — Synonyms and related words: PS, Parthian shot, Spenserian stanza, abandon, abort, abstain, abstain from, addendum, afterthought, air, anacrusis, antistrophe, appendix, aria, arrest, avoid, back matter, bass passage, belay, bis, bob, book, bourdon …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 49 Refrain — Re|frain* [rə frɛ̃:, auch re...] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. fr. refrain, eigtl. »Rückprall (der Wogen von den Klippen)«, zu altfr. refraindre »(zurück)brechen«, dies über das Vulgärlat. aus lat. refringere »auf , zurückbrechen; brechend… …

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  • 50 refrain — verb the demonstrators have promised to refrain from violent behavior Syn: abstain from, desist from, hold back from, stop oneself from, forbear (from), avoid, eschew, shun, renounce; informal swear off; formal forswear, abjure …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 51 refrain —   1. Abstain. Ho ōki, ho oka a oko a.   2. Song. Puana.    ♦ Tell the refrain, ha ina ia mai ana ka puana.    ♦ Some refrains in chants and songs (Gram. 12): āēī, āēīē, eā eā, ēhā ēhē, ehehe, ehehene, ha uha u ē, la ehana, lae lā lae, uhē uhene …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 52 refrain — Le Refrain de la balade, Versus intercalaris, Epodium, Epodium intercalare, Epodium rhythmi, Bud …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 53 Refrain — припев в куплетной форме, повторение последних слов и последней части мелодии куплета; исполняется преимущественно хором …

    Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • 54 Refrain — Omkvæd …

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  • 55 refrain — re·frain s.m.inv. ES fr. {{wmetafile0}} 1. TS mus. → ritornello 2. TS metr. nella ballata, ripresa di pochi versi la cui ultima rima si deve ripetere nell ultimo verso delle strofe {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1905. ETIMO: alteraz. dell ant. refrait …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 56 Refrain — Ref·rain [rə frɛ̃ː] der; s, s; ein Teil eines Liedes, der am Ende jeder Strophe wiederholt wird …

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  • 57 refrain — {{hw}}{{refrain}}{{/hw}}1 (lett.) Ritornello di pochi versi alla fine di ogni stanza. 2 (mus.) Periodo musicale che ricorre alla fine di ogni stanza della canzone. ETIMOLOGIA: voce franc., da refraindre ‘rompere’, che risale al lat. refringere… …

    Enciclopedia di italiano

  • 58 refrain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. abstain, cease, desist, forbear. See avoidance. n. chorus, burden, repetend. See repetition. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. chorus, undersong, theme, strain; see chorus 2 , music 1 , song . v. Syn. cease …

    English dictionary for students

  • 59 Refrain — ◆ Re|frain 〈 [rəfrɛ̃:] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s; Musik〉 am Schluss jeder Strophe eines Liedes od. Gedichtes regelmäßig wiederkehrende Worte od Sätze, Kehrreim [Etym.: frz., eigtl. »Rückschlag der brandenden Wellen« <afrz. refreindre »brechen,… …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 60 Refrain — Kehrreim; (Musik): Ritornell …

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