ep·​a·​nor·​tho·​sis | \ -ˌnȯ(r)ˈthōsə̇s \
plural -es

Definition of epanorthosis

: a substitution of a more emphatic word or phrase for one just preceding (as in “Most brave, nay, most heroic act!”)

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History and Etymology for epanorthosis

Late Latin, from Greek epanorthōsis correction, revision, from epanorthoun to correct, revise (from ep- + anorthoun to restore, correct, from ana- + orthoun to straighten, from orthos straight, right

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“Epanorthosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epanorthosis. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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