tautophony

noun

tau·​toph·​o·​ny
tȯˈtäfənē
plural -es
: repetition of the same sound

Word History

Etymology

Middle Greek tautophōnia, from tautophōnos sounding identical, from Greek taut- + -phōnos (from phōnein to sound, from phōnē voice, sound) + -ia -y

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tautophony was in 1791

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“Tautophony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tautophony. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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