noun hy·pal·la·ge \hī-ˈpa-lə-jē, hi-\

Definition of HYPALLAGE

:  an interchange of two elements in a phrase or sentence from a more logical to a less logical relationship (as in a mind is a terrible thing to waste for to waste a mind is a terrible thing)


Latin, from Greek hypallagē, literally, interchange, from hypallassein to interchange, from hypo- + allassein to change, from allos other — more at else
First Known Use: 1586

Rhymes with HYPALLAGE


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