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Meaning of ZEUGMA

Pronunciation:  'zoogmu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  use of a word to govern two or more words though appropriate to only one; "`Mr. Pickwick took his hat and his leave' is an example of zeugma"
 

ZEUGMA is a 6 letter word that starts with Z.

 

 See Also: figure, figure of speech, image, syllepsis, trope

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Zeug"ma\, n. [L., from Gr. ?, fr. ? to yoke, join. See
{Yoke}.] (Gram.)
A figure by which an adjective or verb, which agrees with a
nearer word, is, by way of supplement, referred also to
another more remote; as, ``hic illius arma, hic currus
fuit;'' where fuit, which agrees directly with currus, is
referred also to arma.

 

 

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