[ an-uh-di-ploh-sis ]
/ ˌæn ə dɪˈploʊ sɪs /
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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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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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Example sentences from the Web for anadiplosis
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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