Periphrasis

In linguistics, periphrasis is a device by which a grammatical category or grammatical relationship is expressed by a free morpheme (typically one or more function words modifying a content word), instead of being shown by inflection or derivation. For example, the English future tense is periphrastic: it is formed with an auxiliary verb (shall or
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Periphrasis

Circumlocution (or roundabout speaking) employed for poetic effect. See kenning.
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Periphrasis

Pe·riph'ra·sis noun ; plural Periphrases . [ Latin ] See Periphrase .
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Periphrasis

• (n.) See Periphrase.
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periphrasis

the use of a longer phrasing in place of a possible shorter form of expression; a roundabout or indirect manner of writing or speaking. In literature ... [1 related articles]
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periphrasis

periphrasis (s), periphrases (pl) 1. The use of circumlocution. 2. The use of an unnecessarily long or roundabout form of expression; circumlocution. 3. A style that involves indirect ways of expressing things.
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periphrasis

using a wordy phrase to describe something for which one term exists.
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periphrasis

Something in literature which could be expressed in simple words is written in a complicated or awkward way.
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Periphrasis

[figure of speech] Animals that were born in 1911. ...
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Periphrasis

Using a wordy phrase to describe something for which one term exists.
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