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Meaning of periphrasis

pe•riph•ra•sis

Pronunciation: (pu-rif'ru-sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. the use of an unnecessarily long or roundabout form of expression; circumlocution.
  2. an expression phrased in such fashion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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