phras-, phra-, -phrasia, -phrase, -phrastic +

(Greek: talk, speak, say)

Rewording for the purpose of clarification.
Having the nature of, or being, a paraphrase (a restatement of a text, passage, or work giving the meaning in another form),
periphrasis (s), periphrases (pl)
1. The use of circumlocution.
2. The use of an unnecessarily long or roundabout form of expression; circumlocution.
3. A style that involves indirect ways of expressing things.
periphrastic, periphrastically
1. Relating to or using periphrasis.
2. Roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; circumlocutory.
1. A string of words that form a grammatical unit; usually, within a clause or sentence.
2. A string of words that are used together and have an idiomatic meaning.
3. A group of words that form a unit of meaning, or rhythm, in prose or poetry; often separated by punctuation in writing and by pauses in speech.
A written character or symbol representing a phrase; specifically in phonography or other shorthand system, a conventional combination of signs or letters standing for a phrase.
1. A phrase that is, or can be, represented by a symbol, usually in shorthand.
2. A phrase represented by a phraseogram or a symbol; such as, one used in shorthand, that designates a particular phrase.
A phrase that can be represented by a phraseogram (a character or symbol, as in shorthand, that represents a phrase).
1. A collector or coiner (creator) of phrases.
2. A person who treats of, or is concerned with, phraseology.
3. Someone who affects a particular phraseology or is skilled in coining phrases.
1. The manner in which something is expressed in words.
2. The way words and phrases are chosen or used.
3. The way in which words and phrases are used in speech or writing; a certain style.
4. A set of expressions used by a particular person or group; such as, legal, or political, phraseology.
Wandering speech; usually used to refer to a flight of ideas in manic syndromes.
Excessive talking; logorrhea.
pyknophrasia, pycnophrasia
1. An overall thickness, clumsiness, or heaviness of speech, often with slurring and articulatory imprecision.
2. The thickness of words uttered in speech.
pyknophrasis, pycnophrasis
A condition in which there is a thickness of the pronunciations of words.
The abnormal rapidity of speech.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "talk, speak, speech; words, language; tongue, etc.": cit-; clam-; dic-; fa-; -farious; glosso-; glotto-; lalo-; linguo-; locu-; logo-; loqu-; mythico-; -ology; ora-; -phasia; -phemia; phon-; Quotes: Language,Part 1; Quotes: Language, Part 2; Quotes: Language, Part 3; serm-; tongue; voc-.