Definition of Anacoluthia

1. Noun. An abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another.

Exact synonyms: Anacoluthon
Generic synonyms: Rhetorical Device



Definition of Anacoluthia

1. Noun. (grammar) A syntactic construction in which an element is followed by another that does not agree properly ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anacoluthia

anaclinal
anaclises
anaclisis
anaclitic
anaclitic depression
anaclitic psychotherapy
anaclitisms
anacmesis
anacoenosis
anacoloutha
anacolouthon
anacolouthons
anacolpate
anacolutha
anacoluthia (current term)
anacoluthias
anacoluthic
anacoluthically
anacoluthon
anacoluthons
anaconda
anacondae
anacondas
anacoustic
anacreontic
anacreontics
anacrogynous
anacronym
anacronyms

Literary usage of Anacoluthia

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1. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1900)
"This want of grammatical sequence we call anacoluthia, the construction itself being ... anacoluthia, then, consists in beginning with one grammatical ..."

2. The History of Language by Henry Sweet (1900)
"Such constructions are often the result of ending a sentence with a construction different from the one with which it was begun (anacoluthia), of which the ..."

3. A Grammar of Late Modern English: For the Use of Continental, Especially by Hendrik Poutsma (1904)
"anacoluthia consists in beginning with one grammatical construction and then changing ... A sentence in which anacoluthia appears, Is called an anacoluthon ..."

4. The Phaedrus of Plato by Platon, William Hepworth Thompson (1868)
"The question is, however, whether in the present case such an anacoluthia as a nom. immediately preceding an inf. is tolerable or not ; and I cannot believe ..."

5. A Latin Grammar for the Use of Schools by Johan Nikolai Madvig (1856)
"This want of strict grammatical coherence is called anacoluthia, ... A particular kind of anacoluthia consists in leading the reader to expect a combination ..."

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