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homeoteleuton

[hoh-mee-oh-tel-yuh-ton]
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noun Rhetoric.
  1. a series of words with the same or similar endings.

Origin of homeoteleuton

1580–90; < Greek, noun use of neuter of homoiotéleutos ending alike, equivalent to homoio- homeo- + -teleutos, adj. derivative of teleutḗ end, close
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  • The correct form is homeoteleuton (in this books spelling, probably homioteleuton).

    A Treatise of Schemes and Tropes

    Richard Sherry