Epiploce E*pip"lo*ce, n. [L., connection, from Gr. ? a plaiting together, fr. ? to plait or braid in; 'epi` upon + ? to twist, plait.] (Rhet.) A figure by which one striking circumstance is added, in due gradation, to another; climax; e. g., ``He not only spared his enemies, but continued them in employment; not only continued, but advanced them.'' --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • epiploce — ‖ epiploce Rhet. (ɛˈpɪpləsiː) [mod.L., a. Gr. ἐπιπλοκή plaiting together, f. ἐπιπλέκειν, f. ἐπί upon + πλέκειν to plait, twine.] ‘A figure of rhetoric, by which one aggravation, or striking circumstance, is added in due gradation to another’.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • epiploce —   n. rhetorical crescendo …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • epiplocă — EPIPLÓCĂ, epiploce, s.f. (lit.) Concatenaţie. – Din fr. épiploque. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  epiplócă s. f., pl. epiplóce Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  EPIPLÓCĂ …   Dicționar Român

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