Definition of anacoluthic in US English:



  • See anacoluthon

    • ‘The cast includes this actress, as the season's most adorable waif, whose anacoluthic lament for a hot-rod lover creates a haunting innocence amid squalor.’
    • ‘But the introduction begins by discussing how difficult it is to provide an accurate historical narrative of a period when one is still so close to its formative elements, and then in anacoluthic fashion, turns to a lengthy description of each of the papers.’
    • ‘His theoretical interests include the cyclical nature of desire and the engagement of anacoluthic time.’
    • ‘However he points out that the recourse to syntactic norms yields an anacoluthic sentence in that the substantive ‘riverrun’ lacks some kind of article.’