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direct speech (uncountable)

  1. (grammar, narratology) the writing of speech, using the exact words of the speaker, usually between quotation marks
  • "I love you", she said.
  • He looked down at the ground and sighed, "oh well, I guess she's never coming back".
  • "Why are you here", started Mrs Jones, "and what exactly do you want?"

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