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Noun: circumlocution  ,sur-kum-low'kyoo-shun or ,sur-kum-lu'kyoo-shun
  1. A style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    - periphrasis, ambage [archaic]
  2. An indirect way of expressing something
    - indirect expression

Derived forms: circumlocutions

Type of: equivocation, evasion, verboseness, verbosity

Encyclopedia: Circumlocution