Definition of amphiboly in English:

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Pronunciation: /amˈfibəlē/

noun (plural amphibolies)

Another term for amphibology.
Example sentences
  • Perhaps, if we are to maintain the doctrine of agency as a possession of the agent, it is more productive to let the amphiboly lie as it is.
  • Street signs can suffer from a case of amphiboly because they tend not to use punctuation.
  • An amphiboly occurs when the construction of a sentence allows it to have two different meanings.

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Syllabification: am·phib·o·ly

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