aposiopesis definition

  • noun:
    • a-sudden breaking away from a thought in the center of a sentence, like the speaker were unwilling or incapable of continue.
    • An abrupt breaking-off in speech.
    • A figure of speech where the presenter breaks down suddenly, like reluctant or struggling to state the thing that was in his mind's eye.”
    • In rhetoric, abrupt reticence; the suppression by a speaker or writer of something he seemed to be about to state; the unexpected termination of a discourse prior to it being actually done.
    • breaking down in the center of a sentence (as by article authors of practical conversations)

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