Epideictic
Epideictic Ep`i*deic"tic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to show forth, display; 'epi` + ? to show. Cf. {Epidictic}.] Serving to show forth, explain, or exhibit; -- applied by the Greeks to a kind of oratory, which, by full amplification, seeks to persuade.

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  • epideictic — [ep΄ə dīk′tik] adj. 〚Gr epideiktikos, declamatory < epideikt(os), verbal adj. (< epideiknynai, to display < epi : see EPI + deiknynai, to show: see DICTION) + ikos, I …   Universalium

  • epideictic — [ep΄ə dīk′tik] adj. [Gr epideiktikos, declamatory < epideikt(os), verbal adj. (< epideiknynai, to display < epi : see EPI + deiknynai, to show: see DICTION) + ikos, IC] intended for display, esp. rhetorical display; designed to impress …   English World dictionary

  • Epideictic — The Epideictic oratory, also called ceremonial oratory, or praise and blame rhetoric, is one of the three branches, or species (eidē), of rhetoric as outlined in Aristotle s Rhetoric, to be used to praise or blame during ceremonies. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

  • epideictic — /ɛpiˈdaɪktɪk/ (say epee duyktik) adjective displaying the skill of the speaker: epideictic orations. Also, epidictic /ɛpiˈdɪktɪk/ (say epee diktik). {Greek epideiktikos displaying} …   Australian English dictionary

  • epideictic — См. epidìttico …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • epideictic — adjective Of or pertaining to rhetoric of ceremony, declamation, and demonstration, most often the rhetoric of funerals and other formal events. One of the three branches, or species (eidē), of rhetoric as outlined by Aristotle …   Wiktionary

  • epideictic — [ˌɛpɪ deɪktɪk, dʌɪktɪk] adjective formal characterized by or designed to display rhetorical or oratorical skill. Origin C18: from Gk epideiktikos …   English new terms dictionary

  • epideictic — ep·i·deic·tic …   English syllables

  • epideictic — adj. meant for effect or display, esp. in speaking. Etymology: Gk epideiktikos (as EPI , deiknumi show) …   Useful english dictionary

  • epideictic oratory — ▪ rhetoric also called  ceremonial oratory        according to Aristotle, a type of suasive speech designed primarily for rhetorical effect. Epideictic oratory was panegyrical, declamatory, and demonstrative. Its aim was to condemn or to eulogize …   Universalium

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