follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

exophora

[ek-sof-er-uh] /ɛkˈsɒf ər ə/
noun, Grammar
1.
the use of a word or phrase to refer to something in the extralinguistic environment, as that in Look at that, said by someone pointing to a sunset.
Compare endophora.
Origin
Related forms
exophoric
[ek-suh-fawr-ik, -for-] /ˌɛk səˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for exophora

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for exophora

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends