ecphoneses

ecphonesis

[ek-fuh-nee-sis]
noun Rhetoric.
the use of an exclamatory phrase, as in “O tempore! O mores!”
Also called exclamation.


Origin:
1580–90; < Greek ekphṓnēsis, equivalent to ekphonē-, variant stem of ekphōneîn to cry out (see ec-, -phone) + -sis -sis

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ecphonesis

noun
an exclamatory rhetorical device; "O tempore! O mores" 
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