attribution


at·tri·bu·tion

noun \ˌa-trə-ˈbyü-shən\

Definition of ATTRIBUTION

1
:  the act of attributing; especially :  the ascribing of a work (as of literature or art) to a particular author or artist
2
:  an ascribed quality, character, or right
at·tri·bu·tion·al \-sh(ə-)nəl\ adjective

Examples of ATTRIBUTION

  1. <a genuine respect for one another is one of the most commonly cited attributions of a happily married couple>

First Known Use of ATTRIBUTION

1651

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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