Definición de circumlocution en inglés:

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circumlocution

Pronunciación: /ˌsəːkəmləˈkjuːʃ(ə)n/

sustantivo

[mass noun]
The use of many words where fewer would do, especially in a deliberate attempt to be vague or evasive: his admission came after years of circumlocution [count noun]: he used a number of poetic circumlocutions
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Large bureaucracies seem to inherently foster a culture that favours circumlocution, jargon and euphemism.
  • A certain kind of Briton prefers circumlocution and euphemism for even everyday speech: ‘I wonder if I could trouble you for a glass of water?’
  • In order to refer to that activity, it is necessary to engage in circumlocution or periphrasis.
Sinónimos
euphemism
informal beating about the bush

Derivados

circumlocutional

adjetivo

circumlocutionary

adjetivo

circumlocutionist

sustantivo

Origen

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

Palabras que riman con circumlocution

ablution, absolution, allocution, attribution, circumvolution, Confucian, constitution, contribution, convolution, counter-revolution, destitution, dilution, diminution, distribution, electrocution, elocution, evolution, execution, institution, interlocution, irresolution, Lilliputian, locution, perlocution, persecution, pollution, prosecution, prostitution, restitution, retribution, Rosicrucian, solution, substitution, volution
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