Antimetathesis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Antimetathesis (Rhet) An antithesis in which the members are repeated in inverse order.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n antimetathesis A rhetorical figure resulting from a reverted arrangement in the last clause of a sentence of the two principal words of the clause preceding; inversion of the members of an antithesis: as, “A poem is a speaking picture; a picture a mute poem,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Antimetathesis an′ti-me-tath′e-sis inversion of the members of an antithesis, as in Crabbe's 'A poem is a speaking picture; a picture, a mute poem.'
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.