am·​phib·​o·​ly am-ˈfi-bə-lē How to pronounce amphiboly (audio)
plural amphibolies

Word History


borrowed from Latin amphibolia — more at amphibology

First Known Use

circa 1588, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphiboly was circa 1588

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Cite this Entry

“Amphiboly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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