Definition of epistrophe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈpɪstrəfi/
Pronunciation: /ɛˈpɪstrəfi/


[mass noun]
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.


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

Words that rhyme with epistrophe


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Line breaks: epis|trophe

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