Bedeutung von “reported speech” im Essential American English Dictionary

reported speech

noun [ no plural ] us /rɪˈpɔr.tɪd ˈspitʃ/

speech or writing that is used to report what someone has said, but not using exactly the same words:

The sentence “He told me that he would like to go” is an example of reported speech.

(Definition von “reported speech” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)