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polysyndeton

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noun poly·syn·de·ton \-ˈsin-də-ˌtän\

Definition of polysyndeton

  1. :  repetition of conjunctions in close succession (as in we have ships and men and money)



Origin of polysyndeton

New Latin, from Late Greek, neuter of polysyndetos using many conjunctions, from Greek poly- + syndetos bound together, conjunctive — more at asyndeton


First Known Use: circa 1577


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