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perífrasis (del lat. "periphr?sis", del gr. "períphrasis") f. Expresión en varias palabras, equivalente a una palabra sola que existe o que podría existir. Circunlocución. *Figura retórica que consiste en el empleo de muchas palabras para decir lo que podría decirse con más sencillez; a veces, para atenuar la expresión. Circunloquio, perífrasi, *rodeo. Una particularidad del español es la tendencia a sustituir palabras, especialmente verbos, por perífrasis.
Perífrasis verbal. Gram. La que está formada por un verbo auxiliar en forma personal seguido del verbo que se conjuga en infinitivo, gerundio o participio.



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