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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A style that involves indirect ways of expressing things.

Usage examples (31)
  • The distinction had to be explained with much periphrasis, because the Arabic word 'Câtil' means a slayer, and is given indiscriminately to all who kill.
  • Which is not the same, although a close periphrasis.
  • "Trionfo d'Amore," decently veils the victim in a periphrasis.
  • And with this happy periphrasis, our friend admitted his defeat. for more
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