Meaning of “circumlocution” in the English Dictionary

"circumlocution" in British English

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circumlocutionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌsɜː.kəm.ləˈkjuː.ʃən/ us /ˌsɝː.kəm.ləˈkjuː.ʃən/ formal
circumlocutory
adjective uk /ˌsɜː.kəm.ləˈkjuː.tər.i/ us /ˌsɝː.kəm.ləˈkjuː.t̬ɚ.i/

(Definition of “circumlocution” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)