Definition of metaleptical in English:

metaleptical

adjective

  • = metaleptic (specifically in Rhetoric).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Ogilvie (1797–1867), lexicographer. From Hellenistic Greek μεταληπτικός metaleptic + -al; compare -ical.

Pronunciation

metaleptical

/ˌmɛtəˈlɛptɪkl/