|Examples (figure of speech)|
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: lītō'tēz, IPA(key): /laɪˈtəʊ.tiːz/
- Hyphenation: li-to-tes
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litotes (plural litotes)
- (rhetoric) An ironic figure of speech whereby something is stated by denying its opposite, particularly the negation of a negative quality to say something positive.
- See hyperbole
rhetoric: stating a point by denying its opposite