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indirect speechnoun [U]

uk   us   specialized (UK also reported speech, US also indirect discourse)
the ​act of ​reporting something that was said, but not using ​exactly the same words
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(Definition of indirect speech from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 间接引语…
in Chinese (Traditional) 間接引語…
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