Rhetoric the use or repetition of conjunctions in close succession
Origin of polysyndetonModern Latin ; from neuter of Late Greek polysyndetos, using many conjunctions ; from Classical Greek poly-, poly- + syndetos, bound together ; from syndein, to bind together: see syndetic
The repetition of conjunctions in close succession for rhetorical effect, as in the phrase here and there and everywhere.
Origin of polysyndetonLate Greek polusundeton, from neuter of polusundetos, using many connectives : Greek polu-, poly- + Greek sundetos, bound together; see syndetic.
- (rhetoric) The use of many conjunctions to achieve an overwhelming effect in a sentence.