hypotyposis

[ hahy-puh-tahy-poh-sis ]
/ ˌhaɪ pə taɪˈpoʊ sɪs /

noun Rhetoric.

lifelike description of a thing or scene.

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Origin of hypotyposis

1575–85; < Greek hypotýpōsis outline, copy pattern, equivalent to hypo- hypo- + týpōsis forming, molding (týp(os) beat, impression, mold + -ōsis -osis)
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