polite speech

Definition of polite speech

  1. :  somewhat formal speech that is not offensive and can be used in all situations

Word by Word Definitions

politeplay
  1. :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of advanced culture

    :  marked by refined cultural interests and pursuits especially in arts and belles lettres

    :  showing or characterized by correct social usage

speechplay
  1. :  the communication or expression of thoughts in spoken words

    :  exchange of spoken words :  conversation

    :  something that is spoken :  utterance


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