pe·​rip·​e·​ty pə-ˈri-pə-tē How to pronounce peripety (audio)
plural peripeties

Examples of peripety in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peripety was in 1753

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“Peripety.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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