Definition of heteroglossia in English:

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heteroglossia

Pronunciation: /ˌhedərōˈɡläsēə/

noun

The presence of two or more voices or expressed viewpoints in a text or other artistic work.
Example sentences
  • Oreo displays Ross's appreciation for the diverse influences that contribute to America's cultural heterogeneity and its linguistic heteroglossia.
  • In the seminal essay ‘Discourse in the Novel,’ Mikhail Bakhtin introduces the concept of heteroglossia as a way of ordering the linguistic play and confusion of the English comic novel.
  • Movies are a mode whose elastic form, by turns comic, ironic, and parodic, can tolerate heteroglossia that would wreck more narrowly defined forms.

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Syllabification: het·er·o·glos·si·a

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