perlocution

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Etymology[edit]

From per- + locution (from Latin locutio, from loqui to speak)

Pronunciation[edit]

[pɜləʊkjuʃən] (UK) or [pɜɹləkjuʃən] (US)

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Noun[edit]

perlocution (plural perlocutions)

  1. (linguistics) The effect the terms used by a speaker can have on another speaker and their emotions and responses.

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