Definition of asyndeton
: omission of the conjunctions that ordinarily join coordinate words or clauses (as in “I came, I saw, I conquered”)
Origin and Etymology of asyndeton
Late Latin, from Greek, from neuter of asyndetos unconnected, from a- + syndetos bound together, from syndein to bind together, from syn- + dein to bind — more at diadem
First Known Use: 1555
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