Hypallage definition

(rhetoric, grammar) A construction in which a modifier with meaning associated with one word appears grammatically applied to another, often used as literary device.
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Noun

Singular:
hypallage
Plural:
hypallages

Origin of hypallage

  • From Latin hypallage, from Ancient Greek ὑπαλλαγή (hupallagē), from ὑπό (hupo, “hypo-”) + ἀλλάσσειν (allassein, “to exchange”).

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