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Word of the Day 11/26/17 Enjambment

Enjambment (noun)
enjambment [en-jam-muh nt, -jamb-]


noun, plural enjambments [en-jam-muh nts, -jamb-]. Prosody.
1. the running on of the thought from one line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactical break.

Origin: 1830-40; < French enjambement, equivalent to enjamb(er) to stride over, project, encroach (en- en- + -jamber, derivative of jambe leg; see jamb1) + -ment -ment

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