Definition of aposiopetic in English:

aposiopetic

adjective

Rhetoric
  • See aposiopesis

    • ‘It's a lot easier for a woman to speak when she's not in a partnership; that may be increasingly true for men too, as Gabe's aposiopetic episode above indicates.’
    • ‘Any suggestions about the ravages of "trashing it up," as the Ken-doll-like character Robert calls it, are silenced as Greg vanishes with an aposiopetic form of advice conveyed from Nick's dead mother: "`If you go on a trip, make sure to take-"'’
    • ‘But this moment of the closet's imminent rupture is quickly foreclosed by the telegraphist's aposiopetic gesture("Your danger, your danger--]"), the full particularization of which Everard pre-empts by claiming, "That's where it is]"’

Pronunciation

aposiopetic

/ˌapə(ʊ)ˌsʌɪəˈpɛtɪk/