(mt"*frz), n. [Gr. meta`frasis, from metafra`zein to paraphrase; meta` beyond, over + fra`zein to speak: cf. F. mtaphrase.] 1. A verbal translation; a version or translation from one language into another, word for word; a literal translation; -- opposed to paraphrase. Dryden.
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2. An answering phrase; repartee. Mrs. Browning.
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