anacoluthia
anacoluthia anacoluthia n. 1. 1 an abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another.

Syn: anacoluthon [WordNet 1.5]


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  • anacoluthia — anacoluthic, adj. anacoluthically, adv. /an euh keuh looh thee euh/, n. Rhet. lack of grammatical sequence or coherence, esp. in a sentence. [1855 60; < L < Gk anakolouthía. See ANACOLUTHON, IA] * * * …   Universalium

  • anacoluthia — noun A syntactic construction in which an element is followed by another that does not agree properly …   Wiktionary

  • anacoluthia — an·a·co·lu·thia …   English syllables

  • anacoluthia — /ænəkəˈluθiə/ (say anuhkuh loohtheeuh) noun lack of grammatical sequence or coherence, especially in the same sentence. {Latin, from Greek anakolouthia} –anacoluthic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • anacoluthia — noun an abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another • Syn: ↑anacoluthon • Hypernyms: ↑rhetorical device …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anacoluthon — An a*co*lu thon, n. [Gr. ?, ?, not following, wanting sequence; an priv. + ? following.] (Gram.) A lack of grammatical sequence or coherence in a sentence; an instance of a change of construction in a sentence so that the latter part does not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anacoluthon — /an euh keuh looh thon/, n., pl. anacolutha / theuh/. Rhet. 1. a construction involving a break in grammatical sequence, as It makes me so I just get angry. 2. an instance of anacoluthia. [1700 10; < Gk anakólouthon, neut. of anakólouthos not… …   Universalium

  • anacoluthon — /ænəkəˈluθən/ (say anuhkuh loohthuhn) noun (plural anacolutha /ænəkəˈluθə/ (say anuhkuh loohthuh)) a construction involving a break in grammatical sequence; a case of anacoluthia. {Latin, from Greek anakolouthon (neuter adjective) inconsequent} …   Australian English dictionary

  • anacoluthon —   n. Grammar, lack of sequence; passing to a new subject, or sentence construction, without completing first one.    ♦ anacoluthia, n. such practice.    ♦ anacoluthic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • rhetorical device — noun a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance) • Topics: ↑rhetoric • Hypernyms: ↑device • Hyponyms: ↑anacoluthia, ↑anacoluthon, ↑asyndeton, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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