paraleipsis

noun para·leip·sis \ˌparəˈlīpsə̇s, -lāp-\
variants: or

paralepsis

\-lep-\ or

paralipsis

\-lip-\

Definition of paraleipsis

plural

paraleipses

or

paralepses

or

paralipses

\-p(ˌ)sēz\
  1. :  a passing over with brief mention in order to emphasize rhetorically the suggestiveness of what is omitted (as in “I confine to this page the volume of his treacheries and debaucheries”)

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Origin and Etymology of paraleipsis

Late Latin & Greek; Late Latin paraleipsis, paralipsis, from Greek paraleipsis neglect, omission, paraleipsis, from paraleipein to neglect, omit, leave untold (from para- 1para- + leipein to leave) + -sis — more at loan


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