polysyndeton

polysyndeton

[pol-ee-sin-di-ton, -tuhn]
noun Rhetoric.
the use of a number of conjunctions in close succession.
Compare asyndeton.


Origin:
1580–90; < Neo-Latin; see poly-, asyndeton

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polysyndeton (ˌpɒlɪˈsɪndɪtən)
 
n
1.  rhetoric the use of several conjunctions in close succession, esp where some might be omitted, as in he ran and jumped and laughed for joy
2.  grammar Also called: syndesis a sentence containing more than two coordinate clauses
 
[C16: poly- + -syndeton, from Greek sundetos bound together]

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