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Periphrasis Definition

Circumlocution (or roundabout speaking) employed for poetic effect. See kenning.


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Other Periphrasis Definition

[n] a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things

Synonyms

circumlocution

See Also...

verboseness, verbosity

Misc. Definitions

\Pe*riph"ra*sis\, n.; pl. {Periphrases}. [L.] See {Periphrase}.

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