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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Using several conjunctions in close succession.

Usage examples (9)
  • Then follows, introduced by a kind of polysyndeton (wekhi --
  • I'm fond of the polysyndeton, myself. trillwing commented at 4:24 PM~
  • They are great figures of speech as worthy as simile, metaphor, ellipsis, alliteration, polysyndeton, syndoche of part or whole and a hundred others that we use every day.
  • He explains, for instance, polysyndeton : It is the repeated use of a conjunction, as in Mark Twain ' s a German daily is the slowest and saddest and dreariest of the... for more
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