[ pol-ee-sin-di-ton, -tuhn ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈsɪn dɪˌtɒn, -tən /
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the use of a number of conjunctions in close succession.
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British Dictionary definitions for polysyndeton
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈsɪndɪtən) /
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
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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