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(the) word is

used to refer to something that has been reported but not officially stated: The word is (that) more hostages will be released over the next few weeks.
(Definition of (the) word is from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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the word is

it has been reported but is not certain: The word is that the boss is retiring soon.
(Definition of the word is from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “(the) word is”
in Chinese (Simplified) 据说, 据报道…
in Chinese (Traditional) 據說, 據報道…
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