noun (pl=anacolutha, pl2=anacoluthons)
Etymology: From Late anacoluthonLatin, anacoluthon, from Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (anakolouthon) "without sequence", from (polytonic, á-) (a-) "not" + (polytonic, á) (akolouthos) "following".
- A sentence or other structure with no grammatical sequence; especially when deliberate, as a rhetorical device.
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