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Meaning of PERIPHRASIS

Pronunciation:  pu'rifrusis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
 

PERIPHRASIS is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: circumlocution
 
 See Also: verboseness, verbosity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pe*riph"ra*sis\, n.; pl. {Periphrases}. [L.]
See {Periphrase}.

 

 

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