refrained, past participle; refrains, 3rd person singular present; refraining, present participle; refrained, past tense;
Stop oneself from doing something
she refrained from comment
A repeated line or number of lines in a poem or song, typically at the end of each verse
The musical accompaniment for such a line or number of lines
A comment or complaint that is often repeated
“Poor Tom” had become the constant refrain of his friends
resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"
the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
abstain: choose not to consume; "I abstain from alcohol"
A refrain (from Vulgar Latin refringere, "to repeat", and later from Old French refraindre) is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in verse; the "chorus" of a song. Poetic fixed forms that feature refrains include the villanelle, the virelay, and the sestina.
"Refrain" is seiyū Mamoru Miyano's fifth single, released on October 21, 2009. It had peaked at #22 on the Oricon charts.
"Refrain" was the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 1956, co-written by Émile Gardaz and Géo Voumard, performed by Lys Assia representing Switzerland. It was the first-ever winner of the Contest, but not the first-ever performance by Switzerland. ...
The chorus or burden of a song repeated at the end of each verse or stanza; To hold back; to restrain; to keep within prescribed bounds; to curb; to govern; To abstain from; To keep one’s self from action or interference; to hold aloof; to forbear; to abstain
(Refraining) not giving in to unnecessary craving
A phrase, line, or group of lines that is repeated throughout a poem, usually after every stanza.
a unit of text and music which repeats, commonly at the end of each stanza.
the melody of a song that is repeated after each verse. (After singing the second verse of the song, the chorus sang the refrain.)
a line or phrase repeated throughout a poem, sometimes with variations, often at the end of each stanza.
one or more lines repeated before or after the stanzas of a poem.
A line or set of lines at the end of a stanza or section of a longer poem or song--these lines repeat at regular intervals in other stanzas or sections of the same work. Sometimes the repetition involves minor changes in wording. ...
A repeated line, or number of lines, at the close of a stanza.
1. Synonymous with chorus and often burden. See also nonsense syllables. 2. A general term for any melody. 3. The main or "A" part of a rondo.
a chorus (melody and text) that is repeated at intervals in a song, especially following each verse
A phrase repeated at intervals throughout a poem. A refrain may appear at the end of each stanza or at less regular intervals. It may be altered slightly at each appearance. ...
repetition in literature of one or more lines at regular intervals; sometimes called the chorus.
don't do it, the part you should not attempt to play/sing etc.
also called chorus; the part of a song repeated at the end of each verse or section.
a repeating line/verse in a song or a poem
In a verse-refrain song, the refrain is the "main part" of the song, usually constructed in AABA or ABAC form.
A refrain is a repeated part of a poem, particularly when it comes either at the end of a stanza or between two stanzas. ...
repeated lines, esp. in ballad: could be a line or single phrase