Euphemism – definition for kids

eu·phe·mism

Pronunciation: primarystressyü-fschwa-secondarystressmiz-schwam
Function: noun

: the substitution of a mild or pleasant expression for one that is too strong or unpleasant; also : a mild or pleasant expression so substituted <“pass away” is a widely used euphemism for die>

– eu·phe·mis·tic  /secondarystressyü-fschwa-primarystressmis-tikadjective
– eu·phe·mis·ti·cal·ly  /-ti-k(schwa-)lemacronadverb

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