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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.
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reported speechnoun [U]

uk   /rɪˌpɔː.tɪd ˈspiːtʃ/ us   /rɪˌpɔːr.t̬ɪd ˈspiːtʃ/ specialized
→  indirect speech
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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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