Definition of circumlocution noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

circumlocution

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌsərkəmloʊˈkyuʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable](formal)
 
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using more words than are necessary, instead of speaking or writing in a clear, direct way
circumlocutory
 
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NAmE//ˌsərkəmˈlɑkyəˌtɔri//
 
adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: circumlocution