refrain (173 synonym found)

Sort refrain by:    Alphabetically | Length | Random | Definition



Build a responsive website in minutes.
Definition of refrain:

(v) : to hold back; to restrain; to keep within prescribed bounds; to curb; to govern; to abstain from
"his reson refraineth not his foul delight or talent. Chaucer"
(n) : the burden of a song; a phrase or verse which recurs at the end of each of the separate stanzas or divisions of a poetic composition. As enjoined by a chorus
"we hear the wild refrain. Whittier."
History
This word has been
viewed 1,925 times.








Related searches
for refrain:



Most Recent


Most Popular



Definition of refrain:

(v) : to hold back; to restrain; to keep within prescribed bounds; to curb; to govern; to abstain from
"his reson refraineth not his foul delight or talent. Chaucer"
(n) : the burden of a song; a phrase or verse which recurs at the end of each of the separate stanzas or divisions of a poetic composition. As enjoined by a chorus
"we hear the wild refrain. Whittier."

Back to Top