ambage
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ambage(
ahm
-
bihj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(circumlocution)
a. el circunloquio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The ambassador used ambage when speaking with the king to divert his attention to other subjects.El embajador usó el circunloquio al hablar con el rey para desviar su atención a otros temas.
ambages
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(indirect ways)
a. los ambages
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I was beginning to lose tolerance for Harold's incessant ambages about fox hunting.Estaba empezando a perder tolerancia por los incesantes ambages de Harold sobre la caza de zorros.
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