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tmesis

División en sílabas: tme·sis
Pronunciación: /t(ə)ˈmēsəs
 
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Definición de tmesis en inglés:

sustantivo (plural tmeses /-sēz/)

The separation of parts of a compound word by an intervening word or words, heard mainly in informal speech (e.g., a whole nother story; shove it back any-old-where in the pile).
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Isn't phrasal tmesis a syntactic equivalent of those ‘specious lines of play’ his books are filled with?
  • But my abso-bloody-lutely favourite way of swearing is to use bastardised tmesis - the splitting up of a compound word into parts, and then slotting a rude word in the middle.
  • A master of so many poetic devices, Humbert riddles the narrative with instances of tmesis, the figure Hartman identifies as the epitome of poetry's elided middles and overspecified ends.

Origen

mid 16th century: from Greek tmēsis 'cutting', from temnein 'to cut'.

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