Origin of periphrastic
Related Words for periphrasticbombastic, chatty, diffuse, discursive, flatulent, gabby, garrulous, inflated, lengthy, long-winded, loquacious, pleonastic, prolix, rambling, redundant, rhetorical, tedious, turgid, verbose, voluble
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Historical Examples of periphrastic
He might be described as the last of the periphrastic humorists.Old and New Masters
The periphrastic tenses are formed on the same principles as in Mth.
Periphrastic epithets are part of the original and common stock of the Teutonic poetry.Epic and Romance
W. P. Ker
Using these as auxiliaries the finite verb makes a whole series of periphrastic tenses.
In conversation they generally use a periphrastic epithet, such as the All-Good.The Coming Race
Edward Bulwer Lytton
1805, from French périphrastique and directly from Greek periphrastikos, from periphrazein (see periphrasis). Related: Periphrastical (1630s).