Reduplication - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˌdjuːplɪˈkeɪʃən|  American pronunciation of the word reduplication
Brit.  |rɪˌdjuːplɪˈkeɪʃən|  British pronunciation of the word reduplication

noun

- repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next (syn: anadiplosis)
- the syllable added in a reduplicated word form
- a word formed by or containing a repeated syllable or speech sound (usually at the beginning of the word)
- the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof) (syn: reiteration)

Examples

...that old-looking colonial mansion is actually a 20th-century reduplication of the original, which was destroyed many years ago...

...ever since I was forced to do a reduplication of a day's work, I've been more conscientious about hitting my computer's “save” button...

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