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From French enjambement.
- IPA: /ɪnˈdʒæmbmənt/
enjambment (plural enjambments)
- A technique in poetry whereby a sentence is carried over to the next line without pause.
- An instance of this:
- "The tide is full, the moon lies fair
- Upon the straits; - on the French coast the light
- Gleams and is gone..."
- Lines 2 - 4, "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold (1851)