enjambment








noun, plural en·jamb·ments [en-jam-muh nts, –jamb-] /ɛnˈdʒæm mənts, -ˈdʒæmb-/. Prosody.

  1. the running on of the thought from one line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactical break.

noun

  1. prosody the running over of a sentence from one line of verse into the next
n.

also enjambement, 1837, from French enjambement or from enjamb (c.1600), from French enjamber “to stride over,” from en- (see en- (1)) + jambe “leg” (see jamb).

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