What does ecphonesis mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ecphonesis, exclamation(noun)

    an exclamatory rhetorical device

    "O tempore! O mores"


  1. ecphonesis(Noun)


  2. Origin: From ἐκφώνησις

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ecphonesis(noun)

    an animated or passionate exclamation

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. . See Ecphonema.]


  1. Ecphonesis

    An ecphonesis is an emotional, exclamatory phrase used in poetry, drama, or song. It is a rhetorical device that originated in ancient literature. The word itself is of Greek origin. Examples: ⁕"O tempora! O mores!" ⁕"Young man!" from the song YMCA by the Village People In the Eastern Orthodox Church an ecphonesis is a liturgical exclamation chanted aloud by a priest or deacon as part of a litany or at the end of a prayer. The ekphonesis is distinguished from the portions that are to be said silently.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ecphonesis

    ek-fō-nē′sis, n. (rhet.) a figure of speech which uses questions, interjections, &c., for variety: in Greek use, the part of the service spoken in an audible tone.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ecphonesis in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ecphonesis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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