Sylleptic



noun, plural syllepses
[si-lep-seez] /sɪˈlɛp siz/ (Show IPA). Grammar.
1.
the use of a word or expression to perform two syntactic functions, especially to modify two or more words of which at least one does not agree in number, case, or gender, as the use of are in Neither he nor we are willing.
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
(in grammar or rhetoric) the use of a single sentence construction in which a verb, adjective, etc is made to cover two syntactical functions, as the verb form have in she and they have promised to come
2.
another word for zeugma

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