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perlocutionary

[ pur-luh-kyoo-shuh-ner-ee ]
/ ˌpɜr ləˈkyu ʃəˌnɛr i /
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adjective Philosophy, Linguistics.
(of a speech act) producing an effect upon the listener, as in persuading, frightening, amusing, or causing the listener to act.

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Origin of perlocutionary

First recorded in 1950–55; per- + locution + -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM perlocutionary

per·lo·cu·tion, noun

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