noun (Anglicized plural: aprosdoketons; classical plural: aprosdoketa)
Translations: Etymology: Ancient Greek á (aprosdokÄtos, unexpected).
- A figure of speech where an expected word in an idiom is replaced unexpectedly by an unusual one, such as Rome wasn't built in a teacup; also, any surprising use or interpretation of language.
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for aprosdoketon for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.