or less commonly enjambement\in-ˈjam-mənt , äⁿ-zhäⁿb-ˈmäⁿ \
Definition of enjambment
: the running over of a sentence from one verse or couplet into another so that closely related words fall in different lines — compare run-on
Examples of enjambment in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebHer book works because her blank verse, with its seemingly unstudied enjambments, is supple yet pared down.
Dwight Garner, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2017
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