[ ep-uh-foh-nee-muh ]

noun,plural ep·i·pho·ne·mas, ep·i·pho·ne·mae [ep-uh-foh-nee-mee]. /ˌɛp ə foʊˈni mi/. Rhetoric.
  1. a sentence that is an exclamation, a general or striking comment, or a succinct summary of what has previously been said.

Origin of epiphonema

1570–80; <Latin epiphōnēma exclamation <Greek epiphṓnēma.See epi-, phoneme

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How to use epiphonema in a sentence

  • It has no passage quite up to the Invocation—epiphonema, to give it the technical term—of the later poem.