Etymology
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ambage (n.)

late 14c., "winding or roundabout way, especially in speaking," usually plural, from Old French ambages, from Latin ambages "circumlocutions" (see ambagious).

updated on December 29, 2016

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Definitions of ambage from WordNet

ambage (n.)
a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things;
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