Definition of paradoxography in US English:

paradoxography

noun

  • A literary genre, originating in early Alexandrian Greece, in which (natural or man-made) phenomena considered remarkable or fantastic are described.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The Oxford Classical Dictionary. From medieval Greek παραδοξογράϕος writer on marvels + -y; compare -graphy.

Pronunciation

paradoxography

/ˌparədɒkˈsɒɡrəfi/