garden-path

[ gahr-dn-path, -pahth ]
/ ˈgɑr dnˌpæθ, -ˌpɑθ /
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adjective

noting or pertaining to a sentence that is easily parsed incorrectly because its beginning suggests it has an interpretation that it clearly does not have.

Nearby words

  1. garden suburb,
  2. garden variety,
  3. garden warbler,
  4. garden webworm,
  5. garden, mary,
  6. garden-variety,
  7. gardena,
  8. gardener,
  9. gardenia,
  10. gardening

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