Definition of agnomination
1 : the echoing of a sound of one word in another in close relationship with it (as in the same sentence)
2 : the repetition of a word but in different senses often for purpose of wit (as in punning) or for emphatic contrast
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Origin and Etymology of agnomination
Latin agnomination-, agnominatio, from ad- + nomination-, nominatio naming; translation of Greek paronomasia — more at nomination
First Known Use: 1574
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