Definition of anacoluthon
plural an·a·co·lu·thaplay \-thə\ also an·a·co·lu·thons
: syntactical inconsistency or incoherence within a sentence; especially : a shift in an unfinished sentence from one syntactic construction to another (as in “you really ought—well, do it your own way”)
Origin of anacoluthon
Late Latin, from Late Greek anakolouthon inconsistency in logic, from Greek, neuter of anakolouthos inconsistent, from an- + akolouthos following, from ha-, a- together + keleuthos path
First Known Use: circa 1706
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