عنوان مقاله [English]
Despite the significance and spread of innuendo as an indirect expression especially in literary works, the preceding and recent rhetoric have sufficed to short definitions and a few instances about it. Beside the critique and analysis of those definitions and references to some of their deficits, this study is to suggest a more comprehensive definition beyond the insufficiency of the previous ones. We would also talk about the two features of "time and place circumstances "and" structure and nature" of innuendo sentences. In so doing, for the former one, the condition and mood of the speaker and the audience are discussed. Then, the second feature addresses the deep connection of innuendo and semantics. Ultimately, it is to be clarified that innuendo holds different rhetoric and artistic usages and significances in construction of various composition and statements, such that the level of implicit implication, audience's perception of innuendo, ease of denial, etc. is not the same in different sentences, and speakers consciously would employ suitable sentences regarding time and place circumstances.