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direct speechnoun [U]

uk   us   specialized (US also direct discourse)
When you use ​directspeech, you ​repeat what someone has said using ​exactly the words they used: She said, "If it ​rains, I won't go out." is an ​example of the use of ​directspeech.
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(Definition of direct speech from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 直接引语…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直接引語…
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