Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In rhetoric, a digression.
  • noun In Greek music, the raising or sharping of a tone: opposed to eclysis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Rhet.) A digression in which a person is introduced speaking his own words.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun rhetoric A digression in which a person is introduced speaking his or her own words.
  • noun The point at which a male's sex drive is at its peak, supposed to be dictated by a natural cycle.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek a throwing out, a digression.

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