plural -es
Greek and Latin prosody : the joining of two successive ionics a minore so that the syllables that come together exchange quantities (as when ˘˘––|˘˘–– becomes ˘˘–˘|–˘––)
: the immediate repetition of a word or phrase for rhetorical or poetic effect (as in "the children squealed with glee, with glee")

Word History


Late Latin, from Greek, literally, act of fastening together, from epizeugnynai to fasten together (from epi- + zeugnynai to join, yoke) + -sis

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“Epizeuxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epizeuxis. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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