hypotyposis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

New Latin, from Ancient Greek.

Noun[edit]

hypotyposis (plural hypotyposes)

  1. (rhetoric) A vivid, picturesque description of scenes or events.
    • [1835, L[arret] Langley, A Manual of the Figures of Rhetoric, [], Doncaster: Printed by C. White, Baxter-Gate, OCLC 1062248511, page 46:
      Hypotyposis persons, things, events,
      In vivid language to the eye presents.
      ]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for hypotyposis in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)