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[par-uh-lahyp-sis] /ˌpær əˈlaɪp sɪs/
noun, plural paraleipses
[par-uh-lahyp-seez] /ˌpær əˈlaɪp siz/ (Show IPA) Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for paraleipsis


noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
a rhetorical device in which an idea is emphasized by the pretence that it is too obvious to discuss, as in there are many drawbacks to your plan, not to mention the cost
Word Origin
C16: via Late Latin from Greek: neglect, from paraleipein to leave aside, from para-1 + leipein to leave
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