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A transposition of the natural relations of two elements in a proposition, for example in the sentence ‘Melissa shook her doubtful curls’.
- ‘The English index covers topics and authors; as a sample I give four consecutive entries: hunting, Hyginus, hymn-language and hypallage.’
- ‘It is easier to give examples than to explain hypallage.’
- ‘Just as in Debussy's Preludes, these epigraphs are also metaphors, hypallages and paradigms that can be interpreted ad libitum.’
- ‘Hyphens and adverbs partake of this concatenation of the style that ends up creating hypallages.’
- ‘I've also left out extremely rare or poetic devices (like hypallage) and terms referring to common linguistic errors (like anacoluthon).’
Late 16th century: via late Latin from Greek hupallagē, from hupo under + allassein to exchange.
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