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gest

noun \ˈjest\

Definition of GEST

1
:  a tale of adventures; especially :  a romance in verse

Variants of GEST

gest or geste \ˈjest\
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Examples of GEST

  1. <before packing it all in, he was looking for one grand gest that would serve as a fitting finale for his life>

Origin of GEST

Middle English geste — more at jest
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Literature Terms

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

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