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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.
Translations of “(the) word is”
in Chinese (Traditional) 據說, 據報道…
in Chinese (Simplified) 据说, 据报道…
(Definition of (the) word is from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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