hypotyposis

hypotyposis

[hahy-puh-tahy-poh-sis]
noun Rhetoric.
lifelike description of a thing or scene.

Origin:
1575–85; < Greek hypotýpōsis outline, copy pattern, equivalent to hypo- hypo- + týpōsis forming, molding (týp(os) beat, impression, mold + -ōsis -osis)

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