Meaning of circumlocution

cir•cum•lo•cu•tion

Pronunciation: (sûr"kum-lō-ky'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea.
  2. a roundabout expression.
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