battologism

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battologism (plural battologisms)

  1. A sentence or phrase in which a syllable or short sequence of syllables is repeated, often with different meanings. Example: Wright did not write "rite" right. Wright, write "rite" right, right away!
    • 2001 February 1, Battologism alert: Silly cyber surfers can give their mouths a workout at the 1st International Collection of Tongue Twisters USA Today hotsites
  2. (informal) A tongue-twister.

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