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Meaning of HYPERBATON

Pronunciation:  hI'purbu`tân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  reversal of normal word order (as in `cheese I love')
 

HYPERBATON is a 10 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: rhetorical device

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hy*per"ba*ton\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? transposed,
fr. ? to step over; "ype`r over + ? to step.] (Gram.)
A figurative construction, changing or inverting the natural
order of words or clauses; as, ``echoed the hills'' for ``the
hills echoed.''

      With a violent hyperbaton to transpose the text.
                                               --Milton.

 

 

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