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litotes
American English: /ˈlaɪdəˌtiz/
, /laɪˈtoʊdiz/
, /ˈlɪdəˌtiz/
British English: /lʌɪˈtəʊtiːz/

Translation of litotes in Spanish:

noun

  • (+ singular verb)
    Example sentences
    • Yet this definition fails to explain instances of litotes, or understatement, which is often classified as a kind of irony.
    • First one must register his anti-Idealism, his antipathy toward the idea becoming metonymical litotes for such.
    • But, if we follow Schwarzbach, Dickens's description of the street mire in Holborn is, if anything, understated - ‘mud’ is not hyperbole, but litotes.

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