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Meaning of APOPHASIS

Pronunciation:  u'pâfusis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  mentioning something by saying it will not be mentioned
 

APOPHASIS is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: rhetorical device

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*poph"a*sis\, n. [Gr. ? denial, fr. ? to speak out,
to deny.] (Rhet.)
A figure by which a speaker formally declines to take notice
of a favorable point, but in such a manner as to produce the
effect desired. [For example, see Mark Antony's oration.
--Shak., Julius C[ae]sar, iii. 2.]

 

 

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