[ an-uh-di-ploh-sis ]
/ ˌæn ə dɪˈploʊ sɪs /
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noun Rhetoric.
repetition in the first part of a clause or sentence of a prominent word from the latter part of the preceding clause or sentence, usually with a change or extension of meaning.
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Origin of anadiplosis

1580–90; <Latin <Greek, equivalent to anadiplō-, variant stem of anadiploûsthai to be doubled back + -sis-sis. See ana-, diplosis
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How to use anadiplosis in a sentence

  • The sudden introduction of the interrogative clause in this line is an example of the figure of speech called anadiplosis.

    Milton's Comus|John Milton

British Dictionary definitions for anadiplosis

/ (ˌænədɪˈpləʊsɪs) /

rhetoric repetition of the words or phrase at the end of one sentence, line, or clause at the beginning of the next

Word Origin for anadiplosis

C16: via Latin from Greek: repetition, from anadiploun to double back, from ana- + diploun to double
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