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We found 37 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word refrain:
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General dictionaries General (28 matching dictionaries)
  1. refrain, refrain: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. refrain, refrain: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. refrain: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. refrain: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. refrain, refrain: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. refrain: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. refrain: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. refrain: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. refrain: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. refrain: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. refrain: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. refrain: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. refrain (n.), refrain (v.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. refrain: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. refrain: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Refrain (Stockhausen), Refrain (song), Refrain: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Refrain: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. refrain: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. refrain: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. Refrain (m), refrain, refrain (m): AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. refrain: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. refrain: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. refrain: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. refrain: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. refrain: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. refrain: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. refrain: Essentials of Music [home, info]
  2. Refrain: Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary [home, info]
  3. REFRAIN: Bobs Byway OF POETIC TERMS [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. refrain: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. refrain: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. refrain: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. refrain: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. refrain: The Folk File [home, info]
  2. Refrain: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (refrain)

noun:  the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
verb:  not do something ("He refrained from hitting him back")
verb:  choose no to consume

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Phrases that include refrain:   kiboteki refrain, kibouteki refrain, refrain from using

Words similar to refrain:   abstain, chorus, desist, forbear, forebear, refrained, refraining, refrainment, more...

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