words

Definitions of words
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n language that is spoken or written

“he has a gift for words
“she put her thoughts into words
Type of:
language, linguistic communication
a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols

n the words that are spoken

“I listened to his words very closely”
Type of:
language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication
(language) communication by word of mouth

n an angry dispute

“they had words
Synonyms:
dustup, quarrel, row, run-in, wrangle
Types:
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affray, altercation, fracas
noisy quarrel
bicker, bickering, fuss, pettifoggery, spat, squabble, tiff
a quarrel about petty points
bust-up
a serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship)
batrachomyomachia
a silly altercation
Type of:
conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute
a disagreement or argument about something important

n the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number

“he wrote both words and music”
Synonyms:
language, lyric
Types:
love lyric
the lyric of a love song
Type of:
text, textual matter
the words of something written

n words making up the dialogue of a play

Synonyms:
actor's line, speech
Types:
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aside
a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
cue
an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
monologue
a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor
soliloquy
a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections
throwaway
words spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis
prompt, prompting
a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
Type of:
line
text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen

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