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English noun: words

1. words (communication) the words that are spoken


SamplesI listened to his words very closely.


Broader (hypernym)language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication

2. words (communication) the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number


SamplesHis compositions always started with the lyrics.
He wrote both words and music.
The song uses colloquial language.


Synonymslanguage, lyric


Broader (hypernym)text, textual matter


Narrower (hyponym)love lyric


Part meronymsong, vocal

3. words (communication) language that is spoken or written


SamplesHe has a gift for words.
She put her thoughts into words.


Broader (hypernym)language, linguistic communication

4. words (communication) an angry dispute


SamplesThey had a quarrel.
They had words.


Synonymsdustup, quarrel, row, run-in, wrangle


Broader (hypernym)conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute


Narrower (hyponym)affray, altercation, bicker, bickering, bust-up, fracas, fuss, pettifoggery, spat, squabble, tiff

5. words (communication) words making up the dialogue of a play


SamplesThe actor forgot his speech.


Synonymsactor's line, speech


Broader (hypernym)line


Narrower (hyponym)aside, cue, monologue, soliloquy, throwaway


Part meronymdialog, dialogue









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