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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
flowery words, rhetorical flourishesparoles fleuries, rhétoriqueschöne Werte, Rhetorik

ON: ビ, ミKUN: うつく.しい
beauty, beautiful

ON: KUN: や.める, いな.む
resign, word, term, expression

ON: レイKUN: うるわ.しい, うら.らか
lovely, beautiful, graceful, resplendent

phrase, clause, sentence, passage, paragraph, counter for haiku

Example sentences
そんなに美辞麗句を並べられると、かえって嘘に聞こえるよね。Parts: そんなに, 美辞麗句 (びじれいく), 並べる (ならべる), 却って (かえって), (うそ), 聞こえる (きこえる)When someone speaks with such rhetorical flourish, it starts to sound like they're lying.

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