Definition of aposiopesis
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LNS
aposiōpēsis, aposiōpēsis
aposiopesis
ἀποσιώπησις
noun (f., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. a breaking off in the midst of a speech
Abbreviations
aposiōpēsis, is, f., = ἀποσιώπησις, a breaking off in the midst of a speech, a rhet. fig. (in pure Lat., reticentia, q. v.), Quint. 9, 2, 54 (e. g. Verg. E. 3, 9; id. A. 1, 135; Ov. H. 13, 164; 20, 51 al.).
 
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