circumlocute

circumlocute

(ˌsɜːkəmləˈkjuːt)
vb (intr)
to speak in a circuitous way
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Jourdain, Sarah 2000: "A Native-like Ability to Circumlocute." The Modern Language Journal 84.2: 185-195.
In other words, speakers, both learners and native speakers, would paraphrase, circumlocute, use nonverbal strategies and so on as part of a mutual attempt to agree on a meaning.
One English ideologist attempts to circumlocute the American argument against the Irish model when he writes "Ireland ...