Definition of circumlocution in English:

circumlocution

Line breaks: cir¦cum|lo¦cu|tion
Pronunciation: /ˌsəːkəmləˈkjuːʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin circumlocutio(n-) (translating Greek periphrasis), from circum 'around' + locutio(n-) from loqui 'speak'.

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