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Word of the Day 10/05/16 Amphiboly

Amphiboly (noun)
amphiboly [am-fib-uh-lee]


noun, plural amphibolies.
1. ambiguity of speech, especially from uncertainty of the grammatical construction rather than of the meaning of the words, as in The Duke yet lives that Henry shall depose.

Also called amphibology.


Origin: 1580-90; < Latin amphibolia < Greek. See amphibolous, -y

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