circumlocution

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A roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea
A roundabout expression
indirect or roundabout expression
{n} the use of indirect words
An overly complicated means of expression
a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
Use of other words to describe a specific word or idea which cannot be remembered
A circumlocution is a way of saying or writing something using more words than are necessary instead of being clear and direct. the practice of using too many words to express an idea, instead of saying it directly
speaking around a point rather than getting to it, such as S T Coleridge's "twice five miles of fertile ground" in "Kubla Khan " Also known as periphrasis
an indirect way of expressing something a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
The use of indirect or roundabout language The use of more words than necessary as a means of avoiding a simple direct expression
the use of indirect language or roundabout expressions; evasion in speech or writing See also: cledonism, periphrasis
\sir-kum-lo-KYOO-shun\, noun: The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language; a periphrase
{i} excessive wordiness, verbosity
an indirect way of expressing something
The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language; a periphrase
circuit
circumlocutions
plural of circumlocution
circumlocution
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