listen to the pronunciation of periphrasis
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Englisch - Englisch
Expressing a grammatical meaning (such as a tense) using a syntactic construction rather than morphological marking
The use of a longer expression instead of a shorter one with a similar meaning, for example "I am going to" instead of "I will"
{n} a circumlocution, a tediousness
Use of too many words to say something which could have been said briefly
using a wordy phrase to describe something for which one term exists
{i} indirect speech, circumlocution; indirect expression, expression phrased in a roundabout manner
a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
roundabout wording "The person to whom I am married," instead of "my spouse " See also: circumlocution
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of periphrase
plural form of periphrasis use of syntactic rather than morphological constructions

Language learners sometimes use periphrases like did go where a native speaker would use went.

plural form of periphrase circumlocutions

To describe by enigmatic periphrases.

plural of periphrasis