Definition of indirect speech in English:

indirect speech

Translate indirect speech into Spanish


another term for reported speech
‘Today, they slyly tried to report indirect speech as direct speech.’
  • ‘It is not used in indirect speech, because a reported question is part of a statement: I asked you whether you wanted more to eat.’
  • ‘Their problem is to understand when people talk in indirect speech and use irony, idioms and metaphors because they take each sentence literally.’
  • ‘Searle generally categorizes such examples as indirect speech, whereas Habermas does not count them as communicative action.’
  • ‘There was a lot of indirect speech, and long passages of dense prose.’


indirect speech

/ˌindəˌrekt ˈspēCH/ /ˌɪndəˌrɛkt ˈspitʃ/