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enjambment

/ɪnˈdʒæmmənt; French ɑ̃ʒɑ̃bmɑ̃/
noun
1.
(prosody) the running over of a sentence from one line of verse into the next
Derived Forms
enjambed, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from French, literally: a straddling, from enjamber to straddle, from en-1 + jambe leg; see jamb
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