in medias res

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin in medias res.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪn ˌmiːdɪəs ˈreɪz/

Adverb[edit]

in medias res (not comparable)

  1. In the middle of a storyline.
    This novel begins in medias res.

Synonyms[edit]

  • in-between

Adjective[edit]

in medias res (not comparable)

  1. Beginning in the middle of its storyline: said of a work of literature or a film.
    Although not strictly in medias res, the film uses flashbacks extensively.

Noun[edit]

in medias res (uncountable)


  1. Narrative presented in medias res.
    • 2010 (March 31st, 5:00pm): Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw, “Final Fantasy XIII” reviewed by Zero Punctuation, 2:03–2:16
      Anyway, the characters have been introduced but by no means established. I know Final Fantasy’s always been big on in medias res, but even the most basic questions about the plot remain unanswered. Who the fuck are these people? What is going on? Why should I care? Can I stop playing now? Please?

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin in medias res (literally into the middle of things).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /in ˈme.ðjas ˌres/

Adverb[edit]

in medias res

  1. in medias res

Adjective[edit]

in medias res m, f, m pl, f pl

  1. in medias res

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