[ proh-soh-puh-pee-uh ]
/ proʊˌsoʊ pəˈpi ə /
personification, as of inanimate things.
a figure of speech in which an imaginary, absent, or deceased person is represented as speaking or acting.
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Origin of prosopopoeia
OTHER WORDS FROM prosopopoeiapro·so·po·poe·ial, adjective
Words nearby prosopopoeia
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British Dictionary definitions for prosopopoeia
/ (ˌprɒsəpəˈpiːə) /
rhetoric another word for personification
a figure of speech that represents an imaginary, absent, or dead person speaking or acting
Derived forms of prosopopoeiaprosopopoeial or prosopopeial, adjective
Word Origin for prosopopoeia
C16: via Latin from Greek prosōpopoiia dramatization, from prosōpon face + poiein to make
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