- circumlocution (n.)
- c. 1400, from Latin circumlocutionem (nominative circumlocutio) "a speaking around" (the topic), from circum- "around" (see circum-) + locutionem (nominative locutio) "a speaking," noun of action from past participle stem of loqui "to speak" (see locution). A loan-translation of Greek periphrasis (see periphrasis).
- 1. " The wife of your father's brother " is a circumlocution for " your aunt ".
- “ 你爸爸的兄弟的妻子 ” 是 “ 你婶子 ” 的累赘的说法.
- 2. He is a master at circumlocution.
- 3. It was always when you most wanted a direct answer that Greenfield came up with a circumlocution.
- 4. This sort of ritual circumlocution is common to many parts of mathematics.
[ circumlocution 造句 ]