Meaning of “reported speech” in the English Dictionary

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"reported speech" in British English

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reported speechnoun [ U ]

uk /rɪˌpɔː.tɪd ˈspiːtʃ/ us /rɪˌpɔːr.t̬ɪd ˈspiːtʃ/ specialized

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

"reported speech" in American English

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reported speechnoun [ U ]

us /rɪˈpɔr·tɪd ˈspitʃ, -ˈpoʊrt/ also indirect speech

English a description of what someone has said without using the exact words used:

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

(Definition of “reported speech” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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