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indirect speech

noun [U] uk   specialized ( UK also reported speech, US also indirect discourse) us  
the act of reporting something that was said, but not using exactly the same words
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Translations of “indirect speech”
in Chinese (Traditional) 間接引語…
in Chinese (Simplified) 间接引语…
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