apostrophic

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apostrophic

  1. Pertaining to the rhetoric use of, or using, apostrophe (sudden, exclamatory dialogue).
    • Byron, in a letter to Mr. Murray written from Ravenna, 7 June 1820:
      Mrs. Hemans is a poet also, but too stiltified and apostrophic, []
    • 1971, John Theodore Braun, The Apostrophic Gesture, page 22:
      The approach itself is apostrophic; or, if a more canonical term is required, it is phenomenological.
  2. Pertaining to the grammatical use of, or using, the apostrophe (the diacritical mark ').