periphrase definition

  • noun:
    • employing more terms than are essential to convey the concept; a roundabout, or indirect, way of talking; circumlocution.
    • the usage even more words than are essential to state the idea; a roundabout, or indirect, method of talking; circumlocution.
    • Same as periphrasis.
  • verb:
    • expressing by periphrase or circumlocution.
    • to make use of circumlocution.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to state by periphrase or circumlocution.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To use circumlocution.
  • others:
    • expressing by periphrasis or circumlocution.
    • to make use of circumlocution.

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