What is another word for circumlocution?

862 synonyms found


[ sˌɜːkəmləkjˈuːʃən], [ sˌɜːkəmləkjˈuːʃən], [ s_ˌɜː_k_ə_m_l_ə_k_j_ˈuː_ʃ_ə_n]

Related words: speech patterns, spoken language, locution, need for circumlocution, wordy language

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    Synonyms for Circumlocution:

    How to use "Circumlocution" in context?

    Generally speaking, a circumlocution is a concise and elegant way of saying something. In speech, circumlocutions can be as simple as making demonstrative motions with one's hands or as complex as using multi-word phrases to communicate same idea. In writing, circumlocutions can be found in titles, inmiediatley introducing a secondary character, or in descriptions of people and things.

    Circumlocution is often used to avoid direct language. For example, a secretary might say "He has been reassigned to another department" when she means "He was fired.

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