June 27th, 2019

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Word of the Day 06/27/19 Epiphonema

Epiphonema (noun)
epiphonema [ ep-uh-foh-nee-muh ]


noun, plural ep·i·pho·ne·mas, ep·i·pho·ne·mae [ep-uh-foh-nee-mee] /ˌɛp ə foʊˈni mi/. Rhetoric.
1. a sentence that is an exclamation, a general or striking comment, or a succinct summary of what has previously been said.


Origin: 1570–80; < Latin epiphōnēma exclamation < Greek epiphṓnēma. See epi-, phoneme

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EPIPHONEMA
It has no passage quite up to the Invocation—Epiphonema, to give it the technical term—of the later poem.
A HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE|GEORGE SAINTSBURY

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