Submit a Poem
Get Your Premium Membership

Syllepsis - Definition

The definition of: Syllepsis is below.
There are 3 syllables in the word Syllepsis.
What rhymes with Syllepsis?

See poems containing the word: Syllepsis

Definition of: Syllepsis

Link to this Syllepsis definition/page:


Poetry Definition

See zeugma.


Add an Example

Standard Definition

[n] use of a word to govern two or more words though agreeing in number or case etc. with only one

See Also...


Misc. Definitions

\Syl*lep"sis\, n. [L., fr. Gr. sy`llhpsis a taking together, from ?. See {syllable}, n.]
1. (Rhet.) A figure of speech by which a word is used in a literal and metaphorical sense at the same time.
2. (Gram.) The agreement of a verb or adjective with one, rather than another, of two nouns, with either of which it might agree in gender, number, etc.; as, rex et regina beati.