palilogy

or pa·lil·lo·gy

[ puh-lil-uh-jee ]
/ pəˈlɪl ə dʒi /

noun, plural pa·lil·o·gies. Rhetoric.

the technique of repeating a word or phrase for emphasis.

Nearby words

  1. palikar,
  2. palikinesia,
  3. palikir,
  4. palila,
  5. palilalia,
  6. palimony,
  7. palimpsest,
  8. palimscope,
  9. palindrome,
  10. palindromia

Origin of palilogy

1650–60; < Greek palillogía recapitulation, equivalent to pálin again, back + -logía -logy

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