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epistrophe Syllabification: e·pis·tro·phe
Pronunciation: /əˈpistrəfē/

Definition of epistrophe in English:

noun

Rhetoric
The repetition of a word at the end of successive clauses or sentences.
Example sentences
  • He would be able to label these devices as antimetabole, polyptoton, epistrophe, antithesis, epanalepsis, anaphora, polysyndeton, anastrophe, etc.

Origin

Late 16th century: from Greek epistrophē, from epistrephein 'to turn around', from epi 'in addition' + strephein 'to turn'.

Words that rhyme with epistrophe

dystrophy

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