What is the meaning of circumlocution in the following sentence? I never understand her because her speech is done in circumlocution.

A) Circus like, clowning around
B) Traveling round the world
C) Indirect way of speaking

1 Answer
May 23, 2016

It means going round and round the central point of a conversation or discussion.


In this sentence the person making the statement does not understand what the woman is saying because she takes so long to get to the point, which she in fact may never reach, that the point itself and any understanding is lost.