heteroglossia

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noun het·ero·glos·sia \ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈglä-sē-ə, -ˈglȯ-\

Definition of heteroglossia

  1. :  a diversity of voices, styles of discourse, or points of view in a literary work and especially a novel

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Origin and Etymology of heteroglossia

New Latin, from heter- + Greek glōssa tongue, language


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