polysyndeton

[pol-ee-sin-di-ton, -tuh n]
Compare asyndeton.

Origin of polysyndeton

From New Latin, dating back to 1580–90; see origin at poly-, asyndeton
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British Dictionary definitions for polysyndeton

polysyndeton

noun
  1. rhetoric the use of several conjunctions in close succession, esp where some might be omitted, as in he ran and jumped and laughed for joy
  2. Also called: syndesis grammar a sentence containing more than two coordinate clauses

Word Origin for polysyndeton

C16: poly- + -syndeton, from Greek sundetos bound together
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