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re•frain



Pronunciation: (ri-frān'), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/refrain.html on line 77 [key]
v.i.
to abstain from an impulse to say or do something (often fol. by from): I refrained from telling him what I thought.

v.t.
Archaic.to curb.

re•frain



Pronunciation: (ri-frān'), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/refrain.html on line 101 [key]
n.
1. a phrase or verse recurring at intervals in a song or poem, esp. at the end of each stanza; chorus.
2. Music.
a. a musical setting for the refrain of a poem.
b. any melody.
c. the principal, recurrent section of a rondo.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/refrain.html on line 153 refrain (Thesaurus)

 

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