heteroglossia


het·ero·glos·sia

noun \ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈglä-sē-ə, -ˈgl-\

Definition of HETEROGLOSSIA

:  a diversity of voices, styles of discourse, or points of view in a literary work and especially a novel

Origin of HETEROGLOSSIA

New Latin, from heter- + Greek glōssa tongue, language
First Known Use: 1988

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