[ep-uh-foh-nee-muh] /ˌɛp ə foʊˈni mə/

noun, plural epiphonemas, epiphonemae
[ep-uh-foh-nee-mee] /ˌɛp ə foʊˈni mi/ (Show IPA). Rhetoric.
a sentence that is an exclamation, a general or striking comment, or a succinct summary of what has previously been said.


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