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  • n. Emphatic repetition of a word or phrase.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The repetition of a word, or part of a sentence, for the sake of greater emphasis.”

Etymologies

From Late Latin palilogia ("palilogy"), from Ancient Greek παλιλογία (palilogia, "palilogy"), from πάλιν (palin, "again") + -λογία ("pertaining to speech, discourse"). (Wiktionary)

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  • Emphatic repetition of word.

    May 16, 2008