perlocutionary

perlocutionary

[pur-luh-kyoo-shuh-ner-ee]
adjective Philosophy, Linguistics.
(of a speech act) producing an effect upon the listener, as in persuading, frightening, amusing, or causing the listener to act.


Origin:
1950–55; per- + locution + -ary

perlocution, noun
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perlocution (ˌpɜːlɒˈkjuːʃən)
 
n
philosophy Compare illocution Also called: perlocutionary act the effect that someone has by uttering certain words, such as frightening a person
 
[C16 (in the obsolete sense: the action of speaking): from Medieval or New Latin perlocūtiō; see per-, locution]
 
perlo'cutionary
 
adj

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