polysyndeton

noun
poly·​syn·​de·​ton | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈsin-də-ˌtän How to pronounce polysyndeton (audio) \

Definition of polysyndeton

: repetition of conjunctions in close succession (as in we have ships and men and money)

First Known Use of polysyndeton

circa 1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polysyndeton

New Latin, from Late Greek, neuter of polysyndetos using many conjunctions, from Greek poly- + syndetos bound together, conjunctive — more at asyndeton

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The first known use of polysyndeton was circa 1577

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“Polysyndeton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polysyndeton. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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