hy·​pal·​la·​ge | \ hī-ˈpa-lə-jē How to pronounce hypallage (audio) , hi-\

Definition of hypallage

: an interchange of two elements in a phrase or sentence from a more logical to a less logical relationship (as in "a mind is a terrible thing to waste" for "to waste a mind is a terrible thing")

First Known Use of hypallage

1586, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypallage

Latin, from Greek hypallagē, literally, interchange, from hypallassein to interchange, from hypo- + allassein to change, from allos other — more at else

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The first known use of hypallage was in 1586

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to move or proceed with twists and turns

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