periphrase

noun
peri·phrase | \ ˈperəˌfrāz \

Definition of periphrase 

(Entry 1 of 2)

periphrase

verb
\ " \

Definition of periphrase (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to express by periphrasis

intransitive verb

: to use periphrasis

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History and Etymology for periphrase

Noun

Middle French, from Latin periphrasis

Verb

French périphraser, from Middle French periphraser, from periphrase

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