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  • noun (Rhet.) The repetition of a word, or part of a sentence, for the sake of greater emphasis.”

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  • noun rhetoric Emphatic repetition of a word or phrase.

Etymologies

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

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  • Emphatic repetition of word.

    May 16, 2008