- Of, pertaining to, being, or resembling an anacoluthon.
Variant of anacoluthon
nounpl. anacolutha or anacoluthons
- a change from one grammatical construction to another within the same sentence, sometimes as a rhetorical device
- a sentence in which this occurs (Ex.: “A man, young lady! lady, such a man as all the world— why, he's a man of wax!”)
Origin of anacoluthonLate Greek anakolouthon ; from Classical Greek neuter of anakolouthos, inconsequent ; from an-, not + akolouthos, following: see acolyte