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direct speech

noun [U] uk   us   specialized (US also direct discourse)
When you use direct speech, you repeat what someone has said using exactly the words they used: She said, "If it rains, I won't go out." is an example of the use of direct speech.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 直接引語…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直接引语…
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