reported speech Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “reported speech” in the English Dictionary

"reported speech" in British English

See all translations

reported speechnoun [U]

uk   us   specialized
→  indirect speech
Grammar
(Definition of reported speech from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reported speech" in American English

See all translations

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)
Translations of “reported speech”
in Arabic كَلام غَير مُباشِر…
in Korean (문법) 간접 화법…
in Portuguese discurso indireto…
in Catalan estil indirecte…
in Japanese (文法)間接話法…
in Chinese (Simplified) 间接引语…
in Turkish dolaylı aktarım/anlatım…
in Russian косвенная речь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 間接引語…
in Italian discorso indiretto…
in Polish mowa zależna…
What is the pronunciation of reported speech?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “reported speech”

Word of the Day

conker

the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More