[ en-jam-muh nt, -jamb- ]
/ ɛnˈdʒæm mənt, -ˈdʒæmb- /
noun, plural en·jamb·ments [en-jam-muh nts, -jamb-] /ɛnˈdʒæm mənts, -ˈdʒæmb-/. Prosody.
the running on of the thought from one line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactical break.
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Origin of enjambment
OTHER WORDS FROM enjambmenten·jambed, adjective
Words nearby enjambment
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All are written in mixed blank and rhymed verse, much interlaced and "enjambed."A History of English Literature|George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for enjambed
/ (ɪnˈdʒæmmənt, French ɑ̃ʒɑ̃bmɑ̃) /
prosody the running over of a sentence from one line of verse into the next
Derived forms of enjambmentenjambed, adjective
Word Origin for enjambment
C19: from French, literally: a straddling, from enjamber to straddle, from en- 1 + jambe leg; see jamb
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