WORD OF THE DAY
Circumlocution
sir-kəm-lo-KYOO-shən
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, 16th century
1

Using more words than necessary to express a thought

2

An indirect expression

Examples of Circumlocution in a sentence

“His drawn-out speech was not only boring, but it was pure circumlocution and made no real points.”

“His attempt at circumlocution didn’t fool his mother when she asked where he was last night.”