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noun 
  1. a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea.
  2. a roundabout expression.
Etymology: 
  • Latin circumlocutio, literally a speaking (locutio) around (circum). Probably a calque of Ancient Greek (periphrasis, periphrasis).



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