Overword

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Overword To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n overword The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
    • overword To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
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Usage

In literature:

Now this was a favourite overword of my mother's, that suffering was the Christian's golden garment.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
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In poetry:

No creed hath dared to hail Him Lord,
No raptured choirs proclaim,
And Nature's strenuous Overword
Hath nowhere breathed His Name.
"The Necessitarian" by Rudyard Kipling