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pe•riph•ra•sis



Pronunciation: (pu-rif'ru-sis), [key]
n.,
pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz"). [key]

1. the use of an unnecessarily long or roundabout form of expression; circumlocution.
2. an expression phrased in such fashion. Also,per•i•phrasePronunciation: (per'u-frāz"). [key]

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

peripheryperiphrastic
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