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American pronunciation of 

circumlocution

view main entry for circumlocution noun  /ˌsɜrkəmləˈkjuʃ(ə)n/
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circumlocutory

  /ˌsɜrkəmˈlɑkjəˌtɔri/ adjective
British English pronunciation: circumlocutory
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mic drop

the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it

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rhythmus

moving with rhythm, together as one

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