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paraleipsis

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Etymology

From Ancient Greek παράλειψις (paraleipsis), omission) from παραλείπω (paraleipō), I pass over) from παρά (para), by, near) + λείπω (leipō), I leave).

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Noun

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paraleipsis

Plural
paraleipses

paraleipsis (paraleipses)
  1. (linguistics) A figure of speech in which one pretends to ignore or omit something by actually mentioning it
    Example:- I won't mention the difficulty of finding good definitions for old-fashioned words.

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