[ am-fib-uh-lee ]
/ æmˈfɪb ə li /

noun, plural am·phib·o·lies.

ambiguity of speech, especially from uncertainty of the grammatical construction rather than of the meaning of the words, as in The Duke yet lives that Henry shall depose.

Origin of amphiboly

1580–90; < Latin amphibolia < Greek. See amphibolous, -y3
Also called amphibology. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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