homeoteleuton

[ hoh-mee-oh-tel-yuh-ton ]
/ ˌhoʊ mi oʊˈtɛl yəˌtɒn /

noun Rhetoric.

a series of words with the same or similar endings.

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Origin of homeoteleuton

1580–90; <Greek, noun use of neuter of homoiotéleutos ending alike, equivalent to homoio-homeo- + -teleutos, adj. derivative of teleutḗ end, close
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