A transposition of the natural relations of two elements in a proposition, for example in the sentence ‘Melissa shook her doubtful curls’.
More example sentences
- Hyphens and adverbs partake of this concatenation of the style that ends up creating hypallages.
- Just as in Debussy's Preludes, these epigraphs are also metaphors, hypallages and paradigms that can be interpreted ad libitum.
- It is easier to give examples than to explain hypallage.
late 16th century: via late Latin from Greek hupallagē, from hupo 'under' + allassein 'to exchange'.
Definition of hypallage in:
- The US English dictionary