Definition of reduplicative in English:

reduplicative

adjective

  • See reduplicate

    • ‘This reduplicative lexicon vanishes entirely in lines 7-10, only to reappear (further emphasized by grammatical parallelism) in lines 11-13 - ‘Sweet roses sweet deaths sweetest odours beauteous.’’
    • ‘He makes the point that reduplicative is really tautologous - ‘duplicative’ would have been sufficient, if it were a noun.’
    • ‘A number are reduplicative, as in Tilba Tilba, Wagga Wagga, and Woy Woy.’

Pronunciation

reduplicative

/rɪˈdjuːplɪkətɪv/