Sylleptic Syl*lep"tic, Sylleptical Syl*lep"tic*al, a. [Gr. ? collective.] Of or pertaining to a syllepsis; containing syllepsis. -- {Syl*lep"tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • sylleptically — syl·lep·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • sylleptically — adverb see sylleptic * * * syllepˈtically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑syllepsis …   Useful english dictionary

  • syllepsis — sylleptic /si lep tik/, adj. sylleptically, adv. /si lep sis/, n., pl. syllepses / seez/. Gram. the use of a word or expression to perform two syntactic functions, esp. to modify two or more words of which at least one does not agree in number,… …   Universalium

  • syllepsis — /səˈlɛpsəs/ (say suh lepsuhs) noun (plural syllepses /səˈlɛpsiz/ (say suh lepseez)) in grammar and rhetoric, the use of one word for two syntactical functions, as are in neither he nor we are willing, or in two senses, as fought in he fought with …   Australian English dictionary

  • syllepsis — n. (pl. syllepses) a figure of speech in which a word is applied to two others in different senses (e.g. caught the train and a bad cold) or to two others of which it grammatically suits one only (e.g. neither they nor it is working) (cf. ZEUGMA) …   Useful english dictionary

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