chiasmus chiasmus


  • (n) inversion in the second of two parallel phrases


  • Word Watch: JFK's Famous Parallel Phrases

    As we observe the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death this month, many historians are analyzing his charisma. But linguists are more interested in his chiasmus.        
    on November 9, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

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profusion profusion
/prə ˈfju ʒən /