syn·​det·​ic sin-ˈde-tik How to pronounce syndetic (audio)
: connective, connecting
syndetic pronoun
also : marked by a conjunctive
syndetic relative clause
syndetically adverb

Word History


Greek syndetikos, from syndein to bind together — more at asyndeton

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of syndetic was in 1876

Dictionary Entries Near syndetic

Cite this Entry

“Syndetic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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