anacoluthia

[ an-uh-kuh-loo-thee-uh ]
/ ˌæn ə kəˈlu θi ə /

noun Rhetoric.

lack of grammatical sequence or coherence, especially in a sentence.

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Origin of anacoluthia

1855–60; < Latin < Greek anakolouthía. See anacoluthon, -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM anacoluthia

an·a·co·lu·thic, adjectivean·a·co·lu·thi·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for anacoluthia

anacoluthia
/ (ˌænəkəˈluːθɪə) /

noun

rhetoric lack of grammatical sequence, esp within a single sentence

Derived forms of anacoluthia

anacoluthic, adjective
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