battology

[ buh-tol-uh-jee ]
/ bəˈtɒl ə dʒi /

noun

wearisome repetition of words in speaking or writing.

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Origin of battology

1595–1605; <Greek battología (bátt(os) stammerer + -o--o- + -logia-logy)

OTHER WORDS FROM battology

bat·tol·o·gist, nounbat·to·log·i·cal [bat-l-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌbæt lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
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