cacemphaton

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the amalgamation of the Ancient Greek words κακός (kakós, bad) and ἐμφάνισις (emphánisis, appearance).

Noun[edit]

cacemphaton m (genitive cacemphatī); second declension

  1. A low or improper expression
  2. In text it describes an unappealing sound generated by the pronunciation of two random words that happen not to fit vocally.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, Greek type.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cacemphaton cacemphata
genitive cacemphatī cacemphatōrum
dative cacemphatō cacemphatīs
accusative cacemphaton cacemphata
ablative cacemphatō cacemphatīs
vocative cacemphaton cacemphata

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