An example of asyndeton is someone writing the following, "She spoke. She left."
Other Word Forms
Origin of asyndeton
- Late Latin from Greek asundeton from neuter of asundetos without conjunctions a- not a–1 sundetos bound together (from sundein to bind together) (sun- syn-) (dein to bind)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek ἀσύνδετον (asundeton, “unconnected”).