Definitions For Refrain


  • The part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
  • A phrase or verse that is repeated regularly in a poem or song
  • A comment or statement that is often repeated


  • Choose not to consume
  • Resist doing something
  • To stop yourself from doing something that you want to do

Is Refrain a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Refrain is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 11 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Refrain in a Sentence

  • I was going to make a joke but I refrained.
  • A common refrain among teachers these days is that the schools need more funding.
  • I didn't know the verses of the song, so I only sang on the refrain.

Synonyms for Refrain

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