- (uncountable, rhetoric) Redundancy in wording.
- 1989, Harold Riley, The Making of Mark: An Exploration, Mercer University Press, page 219:
- Indeed, pleonasm, the use of superfluous or redundant words, is only part of the broader features of that style, the expressions of which have been so thoroughly analyzed by Franz Neirynck2 and which for convenience will here be referred to as "dualisms."
- (countable) A phrase involving pleonasm; a phrase containing one or more words which are redundant because their meaning is expressed elsewhere in the phrase.
redundancy in wording
phrase involving pleonasm
- English pleonastic compounds
- Pleonastic compounds by language
pleonasm n (plural pleonasme)
Declension of pleonasm