• Pronunciation of refrain: R IH0 F R EY1 N (rɪ'freɪn)

  • Number of syllables of refrain: 2

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  • Definition of refrain

    • (n): the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers  
    • (v): choose no to consume; "I abstain from alcohol"  
    • (v): not do something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"  
  • Examples of refrain

    • Interdict may require the defender to refrain from a specific conduct.  
    • Please refrain from adding the multitude of links to the article.  
    • You should refrain from your agitative comments.  
    • In the future, please refrain from using sophistry.  
    • Please refrain from having the aimless argument spill over into this page.  
    • Team Kejriwal should refrain from marketing gimmick.  
    • G 20 says it will refrain from competitive devaluation.  
    • Please refrain from further unsubstantial slandering.  
    • All through the refrain is a repeated reference to the Lord's steadfast love.  
    • You should refrain from doing the same in the future.  

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