ecphonesis

[ ek-fuh-nee-sis ]
/ ˌɛk fəˈni sɪs /

noun Rhetoric.

the use of an exclamatory phrase, as in “O tempore! O mores!”

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decorum
Also called exclamation.

Origin of ecphonesis

1580–90; < Greek ekphṓnēsis, equivalent to ekphonē-, variant stem of ekphōneîn to cry out (see ec-, -phone) + -sis -sis

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