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definition of the word circumlocution

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cir·cum·lo·cu·tion /ˌsɜrkəmloʊˈkyuʃən/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[sur-kuhm-loh-kyoo-shuhn] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun

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circumlocution

Plural
circumlocutions

circumlocution (plural circumlocutions)

  1. a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea.
  2. a roundabout expression.

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