Periphrase

• (v. t.) To express by periphrase or circumlocution. • (n.) The use of more words than are necessary to express the idea; a roundabout, or indirect, way of speaking; circumlocution. • (v. i.) To use circumlocution.
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Periphrase

Per'i·phrase noun [ Latin periphrasis , Greek ..., from ... to think about, to be expressed periphrastically; ... + ... to speak: confer French périphrase . See Phrase .] (Rhet.) The use of more words than are necessary to express the idea; a roundabout, or indirect, way of...
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