Refrain

refrain

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. We hear the wild refrain. (Whittier)

Origin: F. Refrain, fr. OF. Refraindre; cf. Pr. Refranhs a refrain, refranher to repeat. See Refract,Refrain.


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