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reported speechnoun [U]

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

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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)
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…
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