Definitions for enjambmentɛnˈdʒæm mənt, -ˈdʒæmb-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•jamb•ment*ɛnˈdʒæm mənt, -ˈdʒæmb-(n.)(pl.)-ments

or en•jambe•ment

  1. the running on of the thought from one poetic line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactic break.

    Category: Prosody

* (-mənts)..

Origin of enjambment:

1830–40; < F enjambement <enjamb(er) to stride over, encroach


Princeton's WordNet

  1. enjambment, enjambement(noun)

    the continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause


  1. enjambment(Noun)

    A technique in poetry whereby a sentence is carried over to the next line without pause.

  2. Origin: From French enjambement.


  1. Enjambment

    In poetry, enjambment or enjambement is the breaking of a syntactic unit or a clause over two or more lines without a punctuated pause.

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