epithet (n.)
turn of phrase, expression
E3 II.i.30 [King Edward to himself] With epithets and accents of the Scot
LLL V.i.15 [Nathaniel to Holofernes] A most singular and choice epithet
LLL V.ii.171 [Boyet to Berowne, of referring to the ladies as 'sun-beamed'] They will not answer to that epithet
MA V.ii.61 [Benedick to Beatrice, of the phrase 'suffer love'] A good epithet
Oth I.i.14 [Iago to Roderigo] a bombast circumstance / Horribly stuffed with epithets of war