Periphrasis in a Sentence  ๐Ÿ”Š

Definition of Periphrasis

a manner of speaking that uses more words than necessary to evoke a certain meaning

Examples of Periphrasis in a sentence

To get out of talking about a taboo subject, the speaker used periphrasis and rambled on and on rather poetically about other things.  ๐Ÿ”Š

Periphrasis can make speech long-winded but describing a bee as โ€˜a yellow and black winged thingโ€™ can help a child learn a new word.  ๐Ÿ”Š


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