anacoluthon








noun, plural an·a·co·lu·tha [an-uh-kuhloo-thuh] /ˌæn ə kəˈlu θə/. Rhetoric.

  1. a construction involving a break in grammatical sequence, as It makes me so—I just get angry.
  2. an instance of anacoluthia.

noun plural -tha (-θə)

  1. rhetoric a construction that involves the change from one grammatical sequence to another within a single sentence; an example of anacoluthia
n.

“want of grammatical sequence; changing constructions in mid-clause,” 1706, from Latinized form of Greek anakoluthon, neuter of anakolouthos “inconsequent,” from an- “not” (see an- (1)) + akolouthos “following,” from copulative prefix a- + keleuthos “way, road, track, path” (see celerity).

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