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anadiplosis

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noun, ana·di·plo·sis \ˌa-nə-də-ˈplō-səs, ˌa-nə-(ˌ)dī-ˈplō-\

Definition of anadiplosis

plural anadiplosesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  repetition of a prominent and usually the last word in one phrase or clause at the beginning of the next (as in “rely on his honor—honor such as his?”)



Origin of anadiplosis

Late Latin, from Greek anadiplōsis, literally, repetition, from anadiploun to double, from ana- + diploun to double — more at diploma


First Known Use: circa 1550


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