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echoic Tweet Definition of echoic Like Definition of echoic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. of or pertaining to an echo
  2. imitative of a sound; onomatopoetic
     
elliptical Tweet Definition of elliptical Like Definition of elliptical on Facebook
adjective 
  1. In a shape reminding of an ellipse; oval.
  2. Of, or showing ellipsis; having a word or words omitted.
If he is sometimes and obscure, it is because he has so much to tell us -- w:Edmund Wilson, Edmund Wilson
     
elliptically Tweet Definition of elliptically Like Definition of elliptically on Facebook
adverb 
  1. in the form of an ellipse
  2. using ellipsis
     
elocution Tweet Definition of elocution Like Definition of elocution on Facebook
noun 
  1. The art of public speaking with expert control of gesture and voice, etc.
     
epexegesis Tweet Definition of epexegesis Like Definition of epexegesis on Facebook
noun (epexeges, es)
  1. An additional explanation or explanatory material.
     
epiphonema Tweet Definition of epiphonema Like Definition of epiphonema on Facebook
noun 
  1. (rhetoric) An exclamation or reflection used to summarise or round off an argument or discourse.
    • 1759, Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Penguin 2003, p. 50:
    • :in the midst of a dispute on the subject, in which, by the bye, he was frequently involved,
     
eulogistic Tweet Definition of eulogistic Like Definition of eulogistic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. of, pertaining to, or in the form of a eulogy
     
eulogium Tweet Definition of eulogium Like Definition of eulogium on Facebook
noun 
  1. (alternative spelling of, elogium)
     
eulogy Tweet Definition of eulogy Like Definition of eulogy on Facebook
noun (eulogies)
  1. An oration to honor a deceased person, usually at a funeral.
  2. Speaking highly of someone; the act of praising or commending someone.
     
euphemism Tweet Definition of euphemism Like Definition of euphemism on Facebook
noun 
  1. (uncountable) The use of a word or phrase to replace another and that is considered less offensive or less vulgar than the word or phrase it replaces.
  2. (countable) A word or phrase that is used to replace another in this way.
     
exclamation Tweet Definition of exclamation Like Definition of exclamation on Facebook
noun 
  1. A loud calling or crying out; outcry; loud or emphatic utterance; vehement vociferation; clamor; that which is cried out, as an expression of feeling; sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.
  2. A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief.
  3. A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus !; -- called also exclamation point.
     
exposition Tweet Definition of exposition Like Definition of exposition on Facebook
noun 
  1. The action of putting something out to public view; for example in a display or show.
  2. The act of declare, declaring or describe, describing something through either speech or writing.
  3. The act of expulsion, or being expelled, from a place. now obsolete.
  4. An essay or speech in which any topic is discussed in detail.
     
expository Tweet Definition of expository Like Definition of expository on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Serving to explain, explicate, or elucidate; expositive; of or relating to exposition.
Practicing writing will teach you to explain complex concepts clearly.
     

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