Metaleptical Met`a*lep"tic*al, a. Metaleptic. -- {Met`a*lep"tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • metaleptically — meta·lep·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • metaleptically — adverb see metaleptic …   Useful english dictionary

  • metalepsis — metaleptic, metaleptical, adj. metaleptically, adv. /met euh lep sis/, n., pl. metalepses / seez/. Rhet. the use of metonymy to replace a word already used figuratively. [1580 90; < L < Gk metálepsis, equiv. to meta META + lep , var. s. of… …   Universalium

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