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Polysyndeton definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

POLYSYN'DETON, n. [Gr. many and connecting.] A figure of rhetoric by which the copulative is often repeated; as, "we have ships and men and money and stores."

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: using several conjunctions in close succession, especially where some might be omitted (as in `he ran and jumped and laughed for joy')

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, from Late Greek, neuter of polysyndetos using many conjunctions, from Greek poly- + syndetos bound together, conjunctive more at asyndeton Date: circa 1577 repetition of conjunctions in close succession (as in we have ships and men and money and stores)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Polysyndeton Pol`y*syn"de*ton, n. [NL., from Gr. poly`s many + ? bound together, fr. ? to bind together; ? with + ? to bind.] (Rhet.) A figure by which the conjunction is often repeated, as in the sentence, ``We have ships and men and money and stores.'' Opposed to asyndeton.




 


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