Definition of Paralepsis

1. Noun. Suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted.

Exact synonyms: Paraleipsis, Paralipsis, Preterition
Generic synonyms: Rhetorical Device



Definition of Paralepsis

1. n. See Paraleipsis.

Definition of Paralepsis

1. Noun. (rhetoric linguistics) (alternative spelling of paraleipsis) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paralepsis

paralanguages
paralaurionite
paralbumin
paralbumins
paraldehyde
paraldehydes
paralectotype
paralegal
paralegals
paraleipses
paraleipsis
paraleiptic
paralemniscal
paraleprosis
paralepses
paralepsis (current term)
paralepsy
paraletic
paralexia
paralgesia
paralgia
paralian
paralians
paralic
paralinguistic
paralinguistic communication
paralinguistically
paralinguistics
paralipomena
paralipomenon

Literary usage of Paralepsis

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1. A Rhetorical Grammar: In which Improprieties in Reading and Speaking are by John Walker (1822)
"paralepsis, or Omission, is a figure by which the orator pretends to conceal or pass by what he really means to declare and strongly to enforce. ..."

2. A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and by John Walker (1823)
"paralepsis, or Omission, is a figure by which the orator pretends to conceal or pass by what he really means to declare and strongly to enforce. ..."

3. English Grammar: Style, Rhetoric, and Poetry ; to which are Added by Richard Hiley (1846)
"paralepsis or omission is a figure by which we pretend to omit what we are really desirous of enforcing; as, " Your idleness, not to mention your ..."

4. The Educational Magazine (1835)
"Climax, metonymy, hyperbole, prosopopeia, antithesis, irony, paralepsis. ... What is a paralepsis ? A figure by which the speaker pretends to conceal what ..."

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